Mayflower Shawlette Finished

Cast off yesterday. Debating the blocking method due to the ruched bands. I’m really chuffed with this project. Anything hand dye, hand spun is wonderful to work with and this laceweight was particularly nice. I like BFL and I’m having a love affair with all things lace right now. I was able to use all but 7 metres. Knowing that I was just going to work it until I couldn’t, I planned ahead to use some leftoer ZYG from my Blackwood Shawl to do the cast off. Although a different weight and fibre mix, it is still all natural and echoes the thick and thin strand. Tonally, it was very close with the khaki beige and deep rose flecks and the khaki green that showed up in the very last bit blends well enough to suit me. Overall, very happy with this one.

Finished!

Finished!

Detail 1
Detail 1

Detail of the gradient colour and the ZYG used for cast off.

Detail of the gradient colour and the ZYG used for cast off.

22 July 2013

Shawl still to be blocked…

A little yarn pr0n:

Frosted Berry

Frosted Berry

Wild Berry

Wild Berry

 

Some Lovely Zen Yarn Garden Serentity DK. Purchase with purpose, in revamping some of the yarn selections for older patterns, I noticed that one or two were now discontinued. What a great opportunity to make sample knits in new and “most wanted” yarn bases and colours!

I adore handspun yarns and I am in awe of people who can spinĀ  laceweight – my favourite. This bit of loveliness was totally not necessary for anything other than to make me happy:

Flora Linnea

Flora Linnea

It is working up beautifully in the very simple but oh so effective “Citron“. I had begun a more traditional shawl but this gradient, rustic-spun just wasn’t being shown to its best. I think I now have the sweet spot of yarn, pattern and needle and I am totally smitten with this project.