Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Spring Fever ...

It's in the air!

I have finished the Budding Easter Shawl that I taught in a lace knitting class I gave. The same little shawl I've knit a couple of times now.

Budding Easter Shawl

Here are the shawl facts ...

Shawl #5 (total so far this year: 2011)

Name: Easter Budding Shawl

Pattern: Budding Shawlette by Joyce (YuLian) Yu

Yarn: 1 skein Cascade Heritage sock yarn (I used every bit and ran out 2 rows before finish, so I used a few yards of Heritage solid Pink to finish last row & bind off.) Also used clear crystal beads and ran out of those so finished up with the last row of stems in olive green. But I doubt you would notice without me telling you. Ha.

Yardage used: 1 skein = 437.0 yards (399.6m) plus a few yards more of pink to finish.

Started: March 20, 2011
Finished: April 10, 2011

Finished Size: 60” wide x 29” long

Modifications: none

My Project Page: Stitchingnut’s Budding Easter Shawl

Such a pleasure to get the compliments when I wear it of course ...

Budding Easter Shawl

And you can hardly tell the edge is in a different yarn can you? Or at least it looks like I did it on purpose. Which I did because I was too lazy to rip back and end with one less pattern repeat.

I'm always trying to stay one step ahead of my knitting flubs! BTW, after taking those pictures I couldn't take the wind and my windblown-fly-away hair anymore. So I went out and got a haircut. A whole new Do!!

Now maybe I can knit outside without my hair getting into my eyes!


Anonymous said...

Yay, a new shawl! The yarn looks great with the pattern and I didn't even know that the BO was a different color until you mentioned it. Btw, nice haircut. It looks good on you. =]

Susieknitster said...

The shawl is beautiful and the hair cut is wonderful on you

Yarn Miracle said...

Beautiful! The beads on the stems are a great touch. Your haircut is really cute (practical too - you won't get whipped in the eyes if you drive with the windows down either)!

Sandy Ziegler said...

Holy Cow! I absolutely love your
"new do". You look years younger, I'm jealous. How do you knit so fast? Again, I'm jealous!!!