Wednesday, July 24, 2013
There has been slow progress on ANYTHING around The Brick Street Bungalow. So, I'm sharing a shawl I finished earlier this year.
The name of the pattern is Arroyo by Sarah H. Wolf. I chose it for two reasons. First, it allowed me to use the German Short Row method I had learned while doing the Dreambird (LOVE that way of doing short rows! One of the best things I've ever learned regarding knitting). Second, it was supposed to use two skeins of Madelinetosh Vintage yarn (which I had).
The shawl turned out very nice; except for the fact, that even though I took a short cut to the end, I had to purchase another skein of the Vintage to finish (which thankfully was available).
It is a lovely pattern. I would recommend casting on with a larger needle than you plan to use and doing it very loosely (the cast on edge restricted my blocking of the lace slightly). Also, I don't think you can have any expectation of using only two skeins of the Vintage.
This was the remainder of the third skein. I'm sure I will find another use for it; still, it kind of bums me out.
Hope each of you are having a wonderful week. I literally sat with ice packs on the backs of my hands most of yesterday. Monday, they hurt but not the burning fire they were the second day!! I had used Picato, a medication prescribed by my dermatologist to treat pre-cancerous areas. Needless to say, you don't get much done with your hands iced down! They are better today and I'm moving on. Whew!
"With an eye made quiet by the power of harmony, and the deep power of joy, we see into the life of things." ~ William Wordsworth
blessings ~ tanna