Thursday, August 9, 2012

A Successfully Finished Knitted Object!

Dear Mom,
Just so you know it isn't all clean ups and failed weaving projects around here....
I started and finished this shawl in about 10 days. It is the Stitch Sampler Shawl, and I succumbed to this one after seeing too many pretty ones at the Village Yarn Shop. I must have been in there at a weak or highly suggestible moment, because this is not something I would normally find myself knitting. Still, I enjoyed it; it was simple and quick; and I could knit most of it while reading a book I didn't want to put down! ( The book was Drums of Autumn by Diana Gabaldon, the 4th book in her Outlander series).
I used Mountain Colors Twizzle, a beautiful merino/silk blend, in three color ways- Cedar, Harmony Woods, and Red Tail Hawk, and I modified the pattern instructions to repeat rows 43- 70 to give the shawl a little more length and to use up as much of the yarn as I could.
I seem to be on a bit of a shawl kick right now. Two more on the needles- one requiring some attention, and the other is another Color Affection Shawl. With all that has been going on around here this summer and in these last days before we take the Young Man off to college, my knitting once again gives me solace and something I can still be the boss of.... ( and reading about James Fraser isn't hurting anything, either! noooo sirrrreeee.)


YarnKettle said...

Wow that is beautiful. And I know how big that book is so it is easy to think you were done in a few days.

Dianne@sheepdreams said...

Love the shawl and colorways you chose. I read the first two of the Outlander series many, many years ago and loved them. I think I need to get back to them. Did you do an audio book?

NCmountainwoman said...

I love the shawl! And I love Twizzle. How many skeins did the scarf take, and what size needle did you use? The weight looks perfect.

I've been working on a 20-color Intarsia cardigan so I need a simple project next and this looks really good. Could you email me about the yarn at

Hooray for IU moms. My son got his masters there and his wife got her law degree there. Bloomington is such a lovely town and the campus is beautiful.