The other pics are a couple of vintage pattern books I acquired from hubby's Grandma when her friend passed away. I'm debating on the little cardi in the middle on the Bernat book or the Pixie Hoodie on the Wonderland book for my Sydney, what do you think?
Friday, September 14, 2007
Now all I need is a Wedding....
So I can wear this beautiful shawl!! Will some get married please? And invite me? I bring great gifts! Seriously though, this baby hasn't had it's proper photo shoot with a model yet (that would be ME) since hubby works all kinds of crazy hours and I went to knit night at Purl's last night. (Will you look at that, I finally figured out how to make a 'small' link! Woo hoo.) Aside from the fact that Alison Hyde is a super nice person, her book (Wrapped in Comfort) is great for anyone who has wanted to knit shawls. I can attest that they do indeed stay on the shoulders extremely well (it's not going anywhere!) and are beautiful as well. Don't forgot to click on the pics for enlargement. I preferred the line by line instructions, but found myself looking at the chart when I got to the end of the row. The Silky Tweed was a pleasure to work with, just know that you have to be very mindful since it wants to split. It was amazing to see how pretty it is once blocked, my final measurement came out to 18" in height (the one in the book is 22", but I only did one repeat of the edging). Lovely, if I do say so myself. I think I'll do a scarf with this pattern, I enjoyed it so much.