I finished two shawls on the weekend in between writhing on the couch in pain watching gilmore girls, WA winning the Domestic One Day Final(!!!!), and having a very adult-y dinner party with some good friends, good lamber, and Emu Export.
The first one is a Ffrench pattern – Seven and Zero.
I swoon over all of her patterns. I just do.
This one was started so long ago I don’t know exactly when. I’m not exactly sure why considering it’s a pretty easy knit, excluding the counting part. If you look closely there’s a few times where the yarn over rows are a bit closer than the rest. It’s not a mistake it’s a design feature.
But it’s finally off the needles and blocking as we speak.
I literally used every single scrap of the Yarn Vs Zombies Tweed as I ran out while casting off.
So I wove in the ends I had and then used those scraps to finish the cast off. I was stressing for a while but I had just enough. I blocked it with points instead of straight. Just because I could.
Check my instagram for shawl selfies as soon as it’s finished. I can almost guarantee I won’t be able to resist.
This second shawl is a Stephen West pattern – Pogona.
I’m pretty sure Keri raved about Stephen West patterns all the time. So when I was trying to find something for Yarn vs Zombies Tweed dyed in 11th Doctor colourway this really spoke to me.
This literally flew off the needles. I was blind to all of my other projects. I had to finish this before I finished Seven & Zero or blocked the Spiral Blanket of Awesome which was also recently finished.
I probably had enough yarn left for another few repeats but I wanted to play it safe.
But I think that the universe was secretly telling me that I needed to have enough left so I can make a bow tie out of the rest. Because bow ties are cool.
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So lovely Bek. Nanna loved the Green tones in the shawl you made for her and Grandpa liked his beanie as it was not thick and wouldn’t make his head too warm.
They called yesterday to say thank you which I really appreciated.
I do hope that they wear them. I would rather know what wasn’t quite right with a knitted gift than have something never be worn.
So fingers crossed. xx
They are both really beautiful. And what a good use of every single inch of yarn in the first one 🙂
Brilliant shawls!! You are correct bowties are cool. 🙂
SO snuggly! Maybe I need to actually try knitting a shawl someday. Also, YES TO THE BOWTIE.
Shawls are my new go to project.
There are so many lovely ones out there. Do it!!!! (RA permitting – but the bonus is you can find some patterns on larger needles. The one on my needles at the moment is on 5.5mms even though it’s a fingering weight pattern)