Hey! I'm back for a day or so, just in time for Blue Monday, my favorite day of the week. A lot of my Blue Monday posts have to do with yarn don't they? I have other blue things, maybe I'll run out of blue yarn someday, but until then:
- Pattern: Milkweed Shawl (ravelry link) by Laura Chau of Cosmicpluto Knits
My Ravelry project page
- Yarn: Woolen Rabbit Oasis in Forever in Blue Jeans
- Needles: size 5
- Cast On: March 24, 2010
- Bound Off: March 28, 2010
- Blocked and Finished: April 1, 2010
Well, I do love me a good blue shawl. And even more, I love a good blue yarn. This is a wonderful camel and silk blend that I have knitted a sweater out of (still awaiting the perfect button) and used what I had leftover for this project. I may have mentioned once or twice (or thrice or more) before that I love Woolen Rabbit yarns. Kim (the main dyer over there) has such a wonderful color sense. Either that or she just has a color sense that I like which might make her a woman of questionable taste. I'll take it whichever it is. Did you click on the designers website link? As of May 8 she is knitting Kim's lace weight. I love that Merino Lace. I collect it. I HOARD THE STUFF! I'm a Woolen Rabbit Hoarder, call A&E!
This shawl was a little different for me in that increases were worked on the edges of the shawl on every row, and they were worked as increases not yarn overs. I love the shape that this shawl has, it sits on the shoulders pretty well, but if you make this shawl I suggest working those increases pretty loosely or maybe working them as yarn overs on alternate rows. The size is great, perfect to throw on over a summer dress or my favorite outfit, a white T and jeans.
Oh, we were enjoying some gorgeous spring weather a couple of weeks ago when these photo were taken. This weekend was an entirely different weather story. Rain, wind, low temps, even a wind chill factor were considered as I dressed in a turtleneck and wool sweater (and thrummed mittens, wool socks, shawl, scarf....) to head to the New Hampshire Sheep and Wool Festival. That is what we do in New England.
We laugh at the threat of bad weather!
2010. Fifty-four. I've joined the 10 Shawls In 2010 group in Ravelry. You'll see a few more blue shawls around here. I'm on shawls number 4 and 5 at the moment, which means I have reason to post again very soon!