I love making shawls. You may have noticed that. I was unpacking from our Vail trip the other night, and putting my shawls in the shawl drawer. (Yes, I have a drawer full of them!) So how many shawls is too many? And yes, I do wear them.
So, here’s another one!
This is Ishbel. If you’re familiar with this pattern at all, you’ll see that I made mine way larger than the pattern. I did the garter stitch section in the larger size, and I have no idea how many lace repeats I did. I also did a few extra rows of the bottom chart.
The yarn is from The Plucky Knitter. The colorway is Bev’s Lava Lamp! I’m in a sock club and when the yarn came, I immediately wound it and started a scarf. Then I found out that Jackie wanted to trade a skein (I think that’s how it worked. I don’t remember for sure.) So I ended up with two skeins. Then Sarah, the genius behind The Plucky Knitter, knit an Ishbel, and I was sold.
I love this stuff! It’s so soft. I’m really happy with this. Oh, and just in case you’re a blocking addict like I am, I’ll show you what it looked like last night. My mother-in-law was here and had never seen lace blocked. Other than watching me crawl around on the floor with my rear end sticking out, she thought the process was pretty intriguing!
I’m so considerate of my blog readers that I now block on black towels instead of the bright beach towels I usually use. You’re welcome!
Here’s another project I’ve been working on, but there’s some assembly required, as well as blocking.
It’s a little purse. I’m done knitting it, but I need to block it and sew some seams. Aren’t the handles fun? I purchased the yarn and handles at The Yarn Studio in Minturn, Colorado. (Sorry, no web site!)
Oh, and yesterday was the kids’ first day of school. They were done at noon. Here they are right after they walked in the door.
The dog didn’t go to school. She just met them at the door. Doesn’t Frankie (on the left) look thrilled? There was a reason. A couple hours after I took the photo, he had a fever and was throwing up. Today was supposed to be my first day at home by myself. That’s been postponed til tomorrow.
I think I need to go find another shawl to knit. Actually, there’s an idea in the works!