I won't lie, this week has been a rough one. I feel like all the balls I've been keeping in the air since the start of September are starting to drop. To top it off, yesterday I fell down the stairs. I'm ok but I feel like I got hit by a truck. I'm just so thankful that I wasn't carrying the baby!
One bright spot this week was that I finally took photos of some of my more recent FO's. I channeled my inner mamatronic and did my own photo shoot. I didn't even let the discovery that my camera doesn't screw onto my tripod stop me.
Pattern: Papaya Shawlette by Tanis Lavalee
I have never knit a shawl pattern that incorporates both lace and cables. I love the overall effect. I initially had a lot of trouble with the bottom edge rolling. I wet blocked, spray blocked upside down and steam blocked. In the end I ripped out the cast off and added a couple rows of garter stitch before the bind off and that seems to have done the trick.
The pattern and yarn for this shawlette was designed as part of Tanis Fibre Arts Year in Colour Club (YiCC). This is the first club I have ever subscribed to and I have loved it. The patterns are exclusively available to the club for one year.
75% Merino, 15% Cashmere and 10% Silk
This yarn is so soft and squishy. Because it is a low twist single I doubt it would hold up well to garments but it makes a gorgeous shawl. One skein is 115g and I had less that 10 grams left when I finished.
I can't decide if I can pull off this colourway or not. As I rule, I usually avoid pink but this little beauty might be too hard to give up.
I am including this FO as part of the The Loop's AlphaKal, The Fat Squirrel's Squirrel is Away KAL and Must Stash Podcast's Rhinebeck or bust KAL. Triple dipping FTW!
Best wishes for a wonderful weekend! Make sure you hold on to the handrails when going down stairs!! I'm off to soak my aching body in a hot bath (Ha ha, as if. I'm probably actually changing a diaper or doing the pick up and drop off circus routine with my kids).