Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Finished Objects

I have been finishing up a couple of knitting projects this week. Right now, at this moment in time, I have NOTHING on the needles.  I need to start something else or I may get shaky!

My first project was a Truly Tasha shawl for my mom.  She spun all of the wool for the project.  Over half was spun on a drop spindle!  She intended it to be the warp for a woven shawl, but she never got around to it and asked me to knit it.  The yarn was overspun and kind-of hard (more desirable in a weaving project than in a knitting project) and I didn't really enjoy it at all until I began putting the lace edging on. It was rough and stiff and a little bit abrasive to the touch. After blocking, the shawl was perfect! It is soft with a lovely drape. I am so happy with it. I am so glad I stuck it out and kept knitting. 

Truly Tasha Shawl made from my mom's spindle spun wool.

Lovely lace edging on the Truly Tasha Shawl

The next project was a pair of socks for me.  They are the Monkey socks from Knitty. The yarn is alpaca I bought at the Fall Fiber Festival last Fall.  I love the lace. I love the feel of the yarn. I love the color. The pattern was pretty easy, too. 

Monkey Socks

1 comment:

  1. Love the socks. And love the Fall Fiber Festival- except it made me sneeze like mad last year :(