Tuesday

[knitting] Seashore Lace Shawl

Finished and blocked shawl:

Seashore Lace Shawl


Pattern: Seashore Lace Shawl by Evelyn A. Clark

Yarn: Kollage Riveting Sport (recycled denim), two skeins

Needles: US 4

Seashore Lace Shawl

The pattern is bottom-up and there is no purling, which is nice. There's basically no wrong side to the shawl. The yarn is cotton and if I were to do this again, I would probably go with wool; I'm a little worried that this could get droopy. But I think a gentle machine wash/dry would bring it back and only make it softer over time.

I ran out of yarn and used leftover navy blue Wollmeise sock yarn for the last two rows, which I think looks just fine.

Seashore Lace Shawl

This only took a couple weeks. I mostly watched The First on Hulu (so sad... but I couldn't stop watching). 

Seashore Lace Shawl

I like the sashiko-inspired pattern and after doing a few repeats, it became intuitive and I was able to read my work and recognize if I was going wrong based on the row below. 

This will be gifted to my mom for Christmas.

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Was a good, long weekend. I had a spa day on my birthday- which I've never had before. Foot soak, massage, sauna. It was soooooo relaxing and I want to do it at least once a month now. 

Looks like we're NOT going to get that truck we have up and running. Let's just say there was a fire... and leave it at that.

Had a septic guy come to the house yesterday to pump the tank. This was one of those learning experiences for home owners. We've never had it cleaned and it was... it was a learning experience. You know how after you smell a decomposing corpse, you're like, "Whew, I'll never forget that smell for the rest of my life. That is a distinct odor and it has been seared into my brain forever." It was like that.

Did lots of crafty stuff... knitting, spinning, weaving... Lots of pics to come this week.

1 comment:

cristina said...

spectacular!
wonderful!
congratulations!