Sorry I've been AWOL for a little while. School's out and our summer schedule is kicking my butt! In fact, today I am in very hot Toronto for a girl's weekend away. This is the first time I've been away from my kids for more than overnight... ever!
While it is smok'in hot here, I was happy to enjoy my love new FO yesterday, on the plane. I even finished it in time to be part of the Alphabeti-Kal at my LYS "The Loop".
My gorgeous Color Affection shawl is so soft and squishy. I'm thrilled with how the colours worked out. I'm glad I stretched out of my comfort zone with the yellow. It is going to fit in perfectly at my beach house. (You know, the imaginary one that lives entirely in my mind.)
Pattern: Color Affection Shawl
By: Veera Valimaki
4000 Ravelers can't be wrong. Easy and fun. Starting the short rows and the start of the 3-colour section really does give you the will to knit on.
SweetGeorgia Cashlux Fine in lemon curd and tumbled stone
Handmaiden Casbah Sock in Saltspray
A mix east and west coat yarns. Both gorgeous and so dreamy to knit with.
4.0mm on a 40" circular
I did the "highly controversial" yarn over between the first two stitches and both end of the row. I'm glad I did. My shawl edges and always tight. Even with it, this shawl has good structure and a curvy shape.
I also accidentally read the lace weight instructions for the 3-colour striping and had done an extra 18 rows before I realized. I couldn't bear to rip it out so instead I have made an "extra-large" version ; )
Well that's it from me. Happy Canada weekend to all the Canadians out there!