Tuesday, November 17, 2009

A shawl is done

Unusual lately for me to dive in and use a new yarn. Recent yarn purchases have been in preparation for particular projects. Maybe that's why this one is different. It was traded yarn. Traded for a BMFA Knitter's Without Borders skein that I bought at the Yarn Harlot book signing but decided I didn't really love the color combination. So it sat in my trade/sell until someone else wanted it.

The Three Corner Scarf pattern is from Judith McKenzie-McCuin's Intentional Spinner book. Ruth Howell is the pattern designer. It's a nice pattern for handspun and this yarn while not spun by me, was a handspun. A thick and thin single of 50/50 wool and silk. The silk gives it a nice shimmer that I think at least one of the photos captures.

The colorway is Summer Heat, but I think this will go well with my harvest gold dress I plan to wear for Thanksgiving.

In its blocking wires (really loving these things - thanks again Cindy for offering them to me to buy!):

Closeup that kind of shows the silk shimmer:

Showing how long it is. Unblocked it was 24 inches deep, after blocking 30 inches:

Now the strange thing, nothing showing in Ravelry as an active project. Since I had a scratchy throat, figured out its allergies too late, I'll be off to start some mittens. I did finish up plying the Garnet as a nice two-ply. No details yet, since its resting overnight.