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Anaea, now blocked and ready to go.

Finished for real :)

Finished for real 🙂

And here is a closer look at the stitch pattern. This wouldn’t have been my first choice for a shawl. It was kitted up as one and I had begun the knitted version, included with the kit just over a year ago. I do love both yarn and pattern though.

Anaea Shawl Detail

A request from a fellow Raveller to buy some of my stash, led to a lengthy stash dive over the weekend and I came across some Elann Superwash Bamboo. Purchased years ago and with a note about the specific project it was for, it just grabbed me when I was really anxious to start something new. Couldn’t find the intended pattern but did find this, the Julissa pullover. Now these two… Yarn and pattern look to be a very harmonious fit and as I am just wrapping up neckline increases, it looks pretty good.

Elann Superwash Bamboo and cables.

Elann Superwash Bamboo and cables.

If anyone is interested in helping me get unburied from all this fibre goodness, here’s a link to my destash page on Ravelry, until I can set something up here for convenience.

Anaea and Blackwood Shawls Finished

They aren’t blocked but I don’t count that. I’m a Process Knitter.

Finished, not blocked

Finished, not blocked

I did a mod in the last row of the border. Very happy with it.

I did a mod in the last row of the border. Very happy with it.

And here is Anaea. This took just three days to complete! I did have three days off last week, so was able to work at it the way I wish I could with all the things I’d rather be doing. Again, not blocked. This one will benefit from that, the Blackwood with its heavy silk content, drapes in a way that the stitches are quite open without. This one  though will need a Soak bath and to have the T-pin treatment.

 Awaiting A Blocking.

Awaiting A Blocking.

And a little Yarn Pr0n to show. My March Three Irish Girls Sock Yarnista selections arrived Friday. Maui and Cabo on the Springvale sock base. Springvale is a fingering / 4 ply, 100% Merino. I love that it has a nice, tight twist – gives lots of “spring” and great stitch definition and yet is still soft. Sad though, Sharon announced that this will be the last of her wonderful clubs. I’ll miss the exclusives but very glad that her yarns will still be available at some online stores.

Cabo and Maui on the Springvale base.

The last of this club from Three Irish Girls.

WIP’s And Progress

I was beginning to despair of having anything fibre-related to post before the end of the week! Here at last though, the finished Scarves Plain ‘N Fancy (thank god I won’t have to type that again!) #7.

Ugly flamingo guts no more!

Ugly flamingo guts no more!

Now is lovely corded lace rib guts, lol!
Now is lovely corded lace rib guts, lol!

So happy to finally have this finished. There’s always a project that just hangs around like last nigh’s garlic :p

And that meant I can start something new! I’ve three projects on hold but they are all legit, I’m either out of the yarn or out of the right size pins. All of those have been ordered and should be here by the end of the coming week. I am trying to clear out my monstrous WIP bin of guilt though, so have pulled out a shawl started a couple years ago. I’ve long since lost my pattern notes so, I frogged and recaked it and am now working “Anaea Butterfly Shawl“.

These are the first few rounds:

Anaea (for the Peruvian purple butterfly). Purple of all shades and tints, is my favourite colour.

Anaea (for the Peruvian purple butterfly). Purple of all shades and tints, is my favourite colour.

I’ve since completed the core twelve rounds and on the 2nd repeat of the three-round main body pattern. Its working up very quickly in Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sport and in its currently still-slightly-rumpled-up state (I didn’t bother to soak it, just rewound) it looks like a happy, purple pansy sitting on the coffee table.