Friday, November 29, 2013

What’s on the Needles?

You would think that I would choose to finish any of the many other started projects…. but no…

I couldn’t wait to get my hands on the Valley Yarn “Deerfield” – an Alpaca & Silk blend - that I purchase (ummm wait I think my daughter paid for it?) for this Morning Bells Shawl.  We were wandering around in Webs (Northampton, MA) a few weeks ago when I was up in New England and they had this shawl done up in the natural as shown in the pattern – oh my it was lovely… so lovely.  My girl liked it and I was happy to offer to knit it for her.  Although the natural was very pretty (they didn’t have it in stock at the time) - she choose the charcoal yarn.  I am almost done with the first ball of yarn… only another 5 to go…

Morning Bells Shawl (2)

Morning Bells Shawl (3)

I washed and blocked all the stuff I talked about last week.


I had to bring down a section of my design wall to lay out the Leftie Shawl.  The shawl measures approx. 32 inches along the longest leaf and 62 inches across the top (diagonal) edge.  The BUN hat is at the other end. 


I do need to take a ‘rolly sticky’ to that board to get rid of those threads… or take the picture from the other end where the old towel is - LOL.  I left everything to dry over the weekend and then spent a morning weaving in any yarn ends that I hadn’t done yet.

Check out what others are knitting over at Judy L’s Patchwork Times Blog.

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving!  I had high hopes of getting out of making much for Thanksgiving dinner since it’s just The Engineer and I around this year… but no… he wanted turkey.  So I spent the better part of 2 days cooking for 2 people… the up side is I don’t have to cook again this weekend.  I’ll just dish us up a couple plates and throw them in the oven to heat up.  I don’t know about y’all but I don’t like using the microwave to heat up my food… everything warms up better in the oven and since the plates are hot too – it all stays warm while you eat.  Yum!


Judy S. said...

Looks like great progress to me! Those ruffles take forever but are so worth it; love that shawl pattern. Lots of leftovers here, too, but more time to knit. LOL

Beth said...

Everything is beautiful.

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

Wow, very productive! I don't know - I think a great part of Thanksgiving is the left-overs, so save going out to eat when the restaurants aren't so busy! And - casting on a new project when you just KNOW someone really wants it is totally acceptable in my book! Just ask me - I think I have crocheted 20 "baby monsters" this week for kids, LOL! Cheers! Evelyn