This guy was knocking at the front door early one July morning.
The Highland Shawl from Folk Shawls is finished
It really is pretty and the Otto Shadow worked so well. Just the right weight for a warm winter shawl. And extra nice, no problems with the pattern.
I've spent the past week working on the "really cute" hat in the new Vogue Knitting. Don't ask. I don't think it looked like the picture. It completly covered my face. I even GOT GAUGE!!! but on size US11 needles and they called for US9. Meh.
I'm making my own changes. Here it is so far.
Still a little big so I'll rip back. Notice I didn't cut off the skein. I'm learning. (Sorry about the fuzzy picture. It's hard to see through wool)
I'm teaching a neck down class at Ewe Knit Kits & Yarn. This promted me to pull out the sweater I began in the Spring.
It needs button bands, a collar, and a good blocking (this is what 6 months in a plastic bag will do to ya) and it'll be ready for winter. The color in the first picture is more true on my monitor.
What a nice surprise to log onto Vickie's blog and see several finished "Marys" and their recipients. (Her Aug 14 entry) I can't explain the feeling I get whenever I see on of my patterns "knit" by someone else. My insides do a happy dance!
Here's a sneak peak at "Julia"