Happy Friday everyone!
It's is a big weekend around here as my Monkey turns 4 tomorrow! Wow, that feels crazy even to type.
I'm so glad I got this shawl knit for my Nan. It is her birthday at the end of the month and this should easily make it to her in time. This was my first truly therapeutic knit. I was so worried about her during her surgery and it felt so good to channel that energy into something, rather than just spending hours nervously playing Bejeweled Blitz.. ok, maybe I did that too. In the end, I feel like I turned that time and my love for her into something beautiful. I hope Nan feels me close every time she touches it.
Pattern: Milk Run Shawl by Cat Wong
A great free pattern, loosely based on the shawl the Duchess wore shopping a few months ago. The pattern has several options for variations. It was quick, easy (once you finally learn how to count) and I love the result.
Yarn: Cameo by Bendigo Woolen Mills (discontinued)
85% Wool 15% Angora
I got this yarn on whim from the amazing back room at Bendigo Woollen Mills during my trip to Australia last year. I touched a swatch by the bin of yarn and all resistance was futile. It is warm, so very soft and wonderfully squishy. For the life of me, I have no idea why it is discontinued.
Needles: 5.0mm KnitPicks nickel circular
I shortened the body by two rows for fear of running short of yarn. Even still, I had to end the ruffle two rows early. It blocked out to 70" across the top and 28" down the middle. I didn't block it too hard as I didn't wanted lose the yarn's gorgeous squishiness.
I hope you have a weekend full of your own soft a squishy yarn. Mine will be spent will this guy and a lot of cake.
|Making the most of the snow yesterday morning.|
By the afternoon, it was melted. Such a bizarre time of year.