Finished my scarf! The music is the first eight measures of the third movement of “Excursions” by Samuel Barber. The scarf is double knit with the treble clef part on one side and the bass clef part on the other.
and here’s another FO - this time using two skeins of Nooch Fiber Central Park Fingering. the shawl incorporates two patterns (one for the body and one for the lace edging). I’m loving toxic color combos lately and I’m really into how the variegated orange yarn works with the bright green! :) here’s the ravelry project page.
Twisty Sister Cabled Handwarmers in Hjertegarn Lima , made for my best friend on her birthday (last week). Pretty easy to do once you get the hang of it, but looked fairly intimidating to begin with. Quite like the result and I may make a pair for myself.
FO: Rhaegal (pattern). More green socks! These are probably the most literal translation of inspiration I’ve seen in three years of sock clubbing; they’re supposed to look like dragon scales (and they do!).
So way back in December I made a post about some gorgeous wool I got for a shawl, and half a year later, here it is! I actually finished the main body of it in February, then didn’t get round to doing the leaves on the top border ‘til around Easter, and its taken me another few months to get round to taking photos! (And clearly a boiling hot day is the best day to stand in the sun with a woolly shawl around you…) But isn’t it pretty? :)
I used this pattern for the shawl, and the only alteration was adding the leaves on the top edge.
This lovely hat is RIngtail Hat by Stephannie Tallent, knit up in Madelinetosh Merino Light, in Fawn (now discontinued), and Unicorn Tails of Whiskey Barrel, Big Sur, Celedon, Glazed Pecan, and Cousteau.
Anywho, I’m pleased as punch about it. It was a quick knit, it is beautiful (tooting my own horn here), I plan to wear the daylights out of it, and it didn’t even take that much yarn. I’ve got enough leftovers of the Unicorn Tails for a Leftie, if I could only find another skien of Merino Light in Fawn to purchase at a destash. I might resort to toshsock in Fawn. I’ll keep you updated. Happy weekend, darlings.
In case you wondered what the bulky (Frances, we call the base) Caramel Warms A Gray Day looks like when knitted up, I present Holly’s Project. The pattern is Gull by Larissa Brown. It’s a stunner, eh? Gorgeous!!!
But this is one of those colorways you go by with only a slight pause, because really, it’s not striking. It’s not beautiful. It’s not pretty. It’s got variations of brown or beige in it and that’s just boring, right? That’s why it has such a cumbersome name. I wanted yarn shoppers to think of a caramel macchiato on a rainy, fall afternoon. Makes it feel a little better right? But now that Holly’s sent in this photo, I think shoppers will actually swoon when they see the yarn - at least a little bit. Maybe they’ll give Caramel Warms A Gray Day not just a second look, but maybe a third or even a forth!
So thank you so much for the photo, Holly!
gnarledpaw - where you can fine cool hand-dyed and custom-dyed yarn in just about every weight and color. If we don’t have it, we’ll make it! ;-)