Although its not August any longer, I have one more UFO August thing to show…
I just made this – I cast off Monday night and blocked it today but I think it still counts (its the casting off that counts, right?).
Pattern: Forest Canopy Shawl
Yarn: Manos Del Uruguay Silk Blend, Lawn colorway
Started: August 15, 2009
Finished: August 31, 2009
I love this pattern – its very easy, sort of mindless and I never get bored with it. And because it uses DK weight yarn, it just seems to fly by – unlike some lace shawls done in laceweight. The pattern is very well written, and this would make a great beginner lace pattern.
The abve picture gives a better sense of the color – it is a pretty deep green. I love this yarn – its a single ply, wool/silk blend, and its wonderful to work with. I love the sheen of the yarn, and the colorway is just beautiful. I’m so glad that I stalked the Ravelry Destash group and found this yarn. I used just over two skeins – I probably could have kept on going and made the shawl bigger, but I like having smaller shawls to wear as scarves in the winter, or just as a small shoulder shawl to wear just because. I have enough leftover yarn to make a cowl for the winter, so I’m pretty happy with how the yarn worked out.
All in all, a succesful knit, and I’m glad I got sidetracked from finishing up current project for this quick one. It is always so nice to finish something!
I got a package in the mail the other day….I had sent some sock yarn ends to Valerie from Wandering Cat Yarns, and she very generously sent me a thank you package. I was really surprised..but very happy…
Isn’t that gorgeous? Its Alley Cat Sock yarn in Witching Hour. Gorgeous yarn. I barely had it out of the package when Larry asked me to put his name on it but I don’t know that I’m going to give it up so easily. Valerie also sent me her Ripolle shawl pattern – very pretty, and I think I have the perfect yarn for it in my stash. On top of all that, she also sent me a pair of earrings that she made – so pretty, and I’ve already worn them twice!
Thanks so much, Valerie – you are too nice!
This has been a very fast week – I took off work on Monday, worked from home today, and I decided to take Friday off too – I’m sure I’ll be sorry later this year when I’m out of vacation days, but it just seemed like a good idea to take a four day weekend. I’m going to take it easy – everyone will be at work and school so I’ll have the house to myself…ahhh…always so nice. I’m looking forward to the weekend – I can’t believe its the end of summer! But I’m ready for fall – and I’m ready for my fall knitting. But more on that next time!
Have a great week – and I hope your weekend comes as fast as mine!