Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Another knitted shawlette

I don't feel like I've been productive with regards to any of my crafts lately, and yet I am still plugging along on things. I've been working on a crocheted afghan for my younger son. His birthday was last month while we were in Hawaii. He got an unfinished gift with a promissory note. Now I've decided it should be bigger so more yarn has been ordered. I can't work on this at knitting, not because it is crocheted, but because the yarn is from another store. It is common courtesy when groups meet in a store that you don't work with yarn from other retailers.

The project that I do work on while in the yarn store is a vest for me that seems only to be worked on while I am there for 2 hours at a time. Good thing it isn't a sweater with sleeves to knit...at the rate I'm going that wouldn't be finished until 2014!

There is a completed project that I haven't been able to share here because I wanted it to be a surprise for the intended recipient. You'd think we lived miles apart and each worked 75 hours per week based on how long it has taken us to schedule a lunch date. We finally had our lunch date today and I gave her this shawlette. I still have a hard time with that word, but that is a common name for this type of scarf. Think of it as a large bandana.
The yarn is Grace, a hand dyed 50% merino wool 50% silk blend by Louisa Harding. It was wonderful to work with. Here is a closer look at the stitches.
The pattern is called 198 yds of Heaven by Christy Verity and is available through Ravelry.


SkippyMom said...

Gorgeous pattern. And I love the color.

Can't wait to see your son's afghan. Bet he can't either. giggle

Sewconsult said...

Beautiful shawl. I bet it is the right size for around the shoulders, to keep off a draft.

Thank you for your kind words on my blog. I am struggling with some stresses and depression on top of that. I am working on handling all, so the blog is not on the front burner at this point. My house is in a disastrous state and I would like to work on it 24 hrs a day if my body and spirit would cooperate. My visit with Mother today didn't help, so I came home and ate chocolate! If the laundry hadn't been calling my name, I would have crawled into bed. That wouldn't have helped! My break is over and now back to my never ending chores. Thanks for being a great blogging friend.

Rudee said...

Lovely pattern...it's been in my queue for ages. I want to spin the yarn myself for this one.

I be your friend loved that gorgeous gift!

Retired Knitter said...

Beautiful pattern, great color. I am partial to green.

Anonymous said...

You do such beautiful work. I hope you post the afghan you are making for your son. Thank you for visiting me. I hope you have a nice weekend.