It seems I only post on Fridays any more. Anyway, here’s what I have been up to this week in the fiber arts.
I knit a shawl for my son’s teacher as an end-of-the-year gift. It was the Chastain Park Shawl, and I really recommend it when you need a super-quick, super easy gift. I used size 11 needles and worsted weight yarn in a cotton blend (Plymouth Yarn Bella Colour), which will hopefully be good for Tennessee spring/summer. I cast on last weekend and finished Wednesday, with only a little knitting time each day. I am NOT a fast knitter, nor am I super experienced, so if it was that easy for me then some of you could whip this baby out in a few days. I modified the pattern by going to about 95 stitches in the stockinette portion rather than the 77 recommended. If I did it again I’d hit at least 115 to make it a little larger. But, here it is:
In the dyeing arena, I finished up one more preview skein for my Percy Jackson K/CAL kits. This one is named after Percy’s faithful hellhound:
I also dyed up a new regular colorway for the shop. This one was inspired by the Fablehaven novel series by Brandon Mull. Lena is an interesting character. She was born as a naiad but relinquished that status in order to live as a human with her one true love, Patton Burgess. Patton is, in my opinion, one of the most interesting characters in the series and Lena’s strength and bravery is also a significant part of the story. So here is my homage to Lena, in yarn form:
This particular skein is spoken for, but as always I am happy to take custom orders for this colorway on any yarn base.
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