New FO – I’d Rather Go Dancing!By
First off, thank you to everyone who visited our new online store and helped make opening day a success, we couldn’t have been happier. I promise more shawl pins are on the way, and hoping to do an update on Sunday evening :) As you can see, we’ve been quite busy.
Today is a knitting-focused day though, and I wanted to show off the latest sample I’ve knit for ‘I’d Rather Be Cruising’ worked up in Cosmic Blue Label Iris, and Chris Grey, earning it the nickname ‘I’d Rather go Dancing!’.
Iris in Cosmic Blue Label is the prettiest yarn I’ve ever seen. Full confession here, I always thought I’d hate sparkly yarns. I’m not a sparkly person, and they always looked so scratchy. Now I’m a believer, this yarn is as soft as you’d expect merino to be, and the sparkles (I’m sure of it) have magical properties that make knitting go faster.
This shawl blocked out to a gorgeous 78″x26″. The knit was quick, owing not only to sparkles, but to the completely mindless quality of the pattern (2 rows for the body, 2 rows for the lace. Perfect Game of Thrones knitting!).
Definitely not shawlette-sized, it covers my entire back nicely. It’s just waiting for the right weather, a sunny patio, and a nice sundress.
Ravelry project page here:
And you can purchase the pattern on Ravelry here, or on my new e-shop here!
Oh – I can hardly wait for your update!! I LOVE your etching Shireen!! It is simply gorgeous! And your cabochon settings…oh my!!
You know – I’ve just about sold my stash of yarn and fibre – over $6000 worth! Sigh……gone are the days of working with soft – now I’ve moved on to shiny. Poor hands – can’t take the stress – carpal tunnel in both wrists….repaired but still the knitting caused so much pain….:0(
It is absolutely gorgeous! I am just starting one in the Cosmic “Atlantic”!! Cant wait to get it done!