Okay, I think I’m good with autumnal shawls this year. I’ve been on a craze lately finishing wips, starting new shawls, spontaneously buying yarn for another… With the cooler weather around here now, I find that I’m usually wrapped up in a shawl so they all are definitely being used!
For my watercolour mood: my HandPainted Eyelet Ridge Shawl.
The yarn is KnitPicks Stroll Bare Sock Blanks. My sister and our friend Julie and I spent a fun afternoon dyeing our blanks. I was going to make socks, but decided to make a shawl instead. I’ve made my pattern a few times for myself out of lace or handspun, but I didn’t have a shawl out of fingering weight yarn. Now I do. Ravelry Link.
In the mornings when I wake up early, it’s cold in the house. Our furnace doesn’t kick in until 7 and I’m usually up at least an hour before that. My Mysteries, She Wrote shawl is what I wrap myself up in to keep cozy while I have my first coffee o’day.
I started this in May when the KAL started but set it aside to work on summer projects. I picked it up again to finish and voila, my cozy mornings shawl. Ravelry Link.
Fresh off the needles is my Spice Market Shawl. The pattern is Sweet Shoppe Shawl, but given the colours I chose and the season, I’m spicing this up.
This was a totally spontaneous purchase. I was visiting my LYS, Urban Yarns here in North Vancouver, and I saw a sample made up in colours almost identical to these. It looked fun, (polka dots! stripes! picot edge!) and I really wanted to work with this yarn, Peppino by Rhichard Devrieze. It looks and feels very much like Koigu and lo and behold, Rhichard was a dyer for Koigu. The yarn is a superwash merino and it is gorgeous in colour, textural in feel and really soft to wear. I’ve got it on now and it’s keeping the chill off while making me feel a little like wonder woman. Ravelry Link.
So that is what I’ve been up to. There’s been other knitting happening as well. I did a lot of sample knitting for All Wound Up and I’ll write another post about what I made for them.
Next up for me, work continues on my Moorland Blanket. Crocheting is a very welcome change from knitting, as well as swatching for a new sweater for me. Happy October!