This is the first day my husband is better since he was admitted to the hospital and a big load is of my chest. Any day now he'll be home to recover from this frightening experience.
Thank you all for your well wishes and caring words!
I took this as a good sign and wanted to show you my wool peddler. I'm in love with this pattern! It's so simple but beautiful. I made a few mistakes, tinked back 4 rows to fix some, and left others. It took me a while, since I felt to restless to knit at all, but eventually it was finished. I have to admit that I got bored a bit, and not with the garter stitch, as one might think, but with the lace part! Go figure! ;o)
It's not easy to use variegated yarn for lace knitting, but this one turned out nice, if I do say so myself.
Hannah modeled it for me and of course Sam as well, both were not really enthusiastic about it, but there was no way around it. ;o)
Here are the stats:
yarn: Artyarns Ultramerino 6, Luxury Merino wool, color # 135, 3 100gr skeins and for the binding off row a few yards of a forth skein (1 skein is 274 yds)
size after blocking: 37" x 70" wide
pattern: by Cheryl Oberle from the book "Folk shawls"
start: Dec. 25, 2006 - Jan. 05 2007
This is my very first triangular shawl for MYSELF! I don't know if and when I'll wear it. Maybe at home first, to get comfortable using it, but I like just looking at it as well.
Stay tuned, there's a contest coming up soon! ;o)