Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Love Train by Susan Ashcroft


The colors of this Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino are a beautiful pinkish-orange coral.  My last photos made it look really orange (it was a dark rainy day... and I couldn't wait... and I'm not good at "fixing" my photos... or waiting... hee hee). 


The design is LOVE TRAIN and its my fourth Susan Ashcroft (stitchnerd) pattern.  I really enjoy her laid back approach to knitting and received this pattern right after I finished my Hogwart's Express Shawl, a.k.a The Great White Owls, earlier this year.  As much as I loved it, I just couldn't bring myself to do another pattern with cable stitches at that time... Yes, I'm a klutz... handling just that one-more-curved-little-cable-needle is a struggle. 

THEN:  ENTER NEEDLE-LESS CABLES!!  Fabulous method of doing the cables with the two needles already in my hands!  And, the cables turned out really neat and tidy!  I highly recommend adding this trick to your repertoire of knitting skills!


My concerns about disliking a solid-colored yarn were ill-founded.  Amanda wore it one night and I couldn't take my eyes off the color (or maybe it was her)! 


AND, it went with the OLD cotton shift perfectly!!  Yea!!


Great design... sits easily on your shoulders... wears comfortably.  Yep, it's a keeper.

For knitters who want all the skinny on this shawl:  Ravelry page here.

Joining Kim's Wow Us Wednesdays because that cable trick is just too good not to share!!

"The man who for the first time picks a small flower so that he can have it near him while he works has taken a step toward joy in life."
~ Andre Gide

Wishing you a wonderful week...

blessings ~ tanna

31 comments:

From the Kitchen said...

The color is beautiful. It looks lovely on you. Very fallish (oops, I'm sounding like my mother who categorized colors with seasons). I believe this was on your beach trip?

Best,
Bonnie

Laura at Beehive Rugs said...

It turned out lovely. I may have to knit this one! It is just beautiful!! Looks great on you. Love how that yarn turned out!

Melissa aka twoknitwit said...

you're gorgeous in this color, Tanna!

Margaret Adamson said...

Hi Tann. Pink Perfection. Lovely to see it worn by you. You look lovely with it draped around your shholders.

Deborah Hamilton said...

Tanna, you look beautiful in that shawl! I prefer solid colors when knitting lace or cables. It seems like the texture shows up so much better. I'm going to try that cable trick. I use two dpn's now which is pretty easy but I'm ready to try something new.

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

Oh it is just yummy! Mouth watering yummy in fact! Love the color and the lace around the edges.

Are you trying to get me pulled back into knitting again?

Must divert eyes, must not look...must resist.........

Hugs and blessings always sweet friend

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Wow Tanna, the shawl is beautiful!!

TexWisGirl said...

this is a gorgeous color for you!

TexWisGirl said...

or you are a gorgeous color for it. :)

Tricia Buice said...

I love it and that color is a personal favorite. You did a beautiful job and it does go perfectly with your dress! I love your hair - you are so darn pretty :)

Annette T. said...

This is so beautiful and the color is perfect for you and the dress. You know I love to cable, so I'm going to ck out that cable trick before starting the cowl for my daughter! They are perfect looking that's for sure.

Kate I said...

As you know...one of my favourite colours and it looks stunning on you. A beautiful pattern. It looks like a happy time with the family...love the cute bubble machine!

kathy b said...

What a lovely shawl . You wear it well. I Love the quote about the flower..it is SO true Tanna

Pammy Sue said...

It's the Croc family!! LOL. Your shawl is beautiful and you both look so happy smiling down at your grandson in that last picture. He looks pretty happy with his bubble toy too!

karen said...

beautiful!!! Another fantastic shawl made by you, you are so very talented :)

podso said...

The color is fabulous and deserves to stand alone. You should do a tutorial on how you put it on as I'm looking for the ends. It does look so nice and I'd say your grands have some young-looking grandparents! :-)

Sandy said...

I love this color and on you it is even more beautiful. Skinny shawls are so neat! Also love that photo of you guys with your little man. Oh...so...sweet.
Blessings on the rest of your week, dear Tanna!

Donna said...

Love the 3 sets of Croc feet! It makes my heart happy to see you having such a great time. Love, d.

Judy S. said...

Nice shawl, and thanks for the great cables trick. Can't wait to try it.

Mereknits said...

You are incredible, getting this whipped up so fast. It is gorgeous, a beautiful shade of pinkish,orangish loveliness. You look fantastic in it. Well done my friend,
Meredith

Rose said...

The shawl is gorgeous, and the color perfect! I was happy when I read that you learned to cable without the aid of a cable needle. I learned that time saving step awhile ago and was about to share with you, but at las you know ! :)

This may be another shawl to add to my to knit list.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Such a beautiful color! And you look beautiful wearing this lovely piece!

Love the photos and quote! Thanks for sharing.

Arnikai said...

This shawl is beautiful, color is wonderful. I love your blog ;)

Knitting Diva said...

This shawl and color is beautiful on you! Perhaps I will knit one up myself. Knit On!

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

It is a lovely color and looks great on you. All spread out it looks big but on you it is just right and seems to be one small piece rather than a long shawl. It even looks great with crocs. :) Yes, tears were shed when I left Yusef in the States, but this is his time to fly! Thanks for your visit. Best wishes, Tammy

Catherine said...

Dear Tanna, This color is magnificent. I love it. The shawl is darling. Blessings dear. Catherine xo

Jill from Killeny Glen said...

I love it! JUST love it...it compliments your light coloring too!

Betsy Brock said...

Isn't that beautiful! Love the color, too!

Patrycja said...

Hello! Very nice and interesting post.
Great and friendly atmosphere on the blog.
Greetings. :)

Patricia & Daniel


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Chatty Crone said...

You are a cutie and I love the color on you - it is beautiful. Love your dimples too.

Wanda said...

Oh Tanna, it reminds me of my lovely rose lacy one you sent me. I love and use it.

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