Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Mini Skein Knit A Long

The wonderful Ladybugxstitcher (rav link) has started a cool Knit A Long in the June Pryce Fiber Arts Group! You get a set of mini skeins from the June Pryce shop, and a shawl pattern, and get knittin'. I decided to try Bitterroot (rav link) in the Peach to Brown gradient. Here's a pic of the skeins:

Sigh. Gorgeous! I can't wait to start this one. Start date for the KAL is July 1st. You can pick any gradient colorway you want, you don't have to do the Peach to Brown. AND you don't have to do Bitterroot, you decide which pattern to try!
Click over to our Ravelry group and join in!

Thursday, June 20, 2013

In Love with Haruni

Well, Emily Ross goes on the genius list. Haruni is not a difficult knit, but the results sure look like it was. (I love that, it impresses the Muggles terribly.)

I finished the knitting (I was a little bummed to be finished, it was very rhythmic and pleasant) and the casting off, (which was considerable) and now I am anxious to see if I got those beautiful scallops that GirlGoneLoopy got!

Here is the unblocked shawl.

I like to wet block, so I gave Haruni a bath with a little wool wash. I squeezed the excess water out (without wringing) and then wrapped it in an old towel and let the 3YO walk on it for a bit. Then pinned it to my blocking board.

(sorry for the out of focus pic, it was dark)

After it was dry, Haruni got a photography session!

With hydrangeas from my garden.

See the scallopy goodness?

The little swirl at the corners makes me swoon.

And the point is sublime.

I got my scallops, the colors are awesome, and the shawl is finished. I am so pleased, I could pop!