Monday, March 08, 2010

My Handspun Multnomah shawl

I can't believe I still have something from last year to show you! It's my handspun Multnomah shawl. Here's the yarn again:
Faerie Falls sw merino-bamboo-nylon 4oz by Moonlightbaker-~366yds, 2-ply
I quite like how it looks like:
Handspun Multnomah
Handspun Multnomah
Handspun Multnomah
Handspun Multnomah
Handspun Multnomah
Handspun Multnomah

specs:
pattern: by Kate Flagg
yarn: my own handspun, Fairie Falls, 366yds, merino/bamboo/nylon bought from Moonlightbaker
needle: 3.25mm
size after blocking: 17 1/2 inches x 48 inches (it's a small shawl)
mods: I can't remember, but I think I did 11 feather & fan repeats.
start-finish: December 16-18, 2009

Biko Feb.24

Biko was poorly over the weekend. She really had us worried. She didn't want to eat, and she didn't want to go outside, that NEVER EVER happened before. Of course it's always on a weekend, when we can't get our regular Vet. But thankfully, late yesterday afternoon, she suddenly went from glassy eyed to her usual old self, eating, AND playing outside. I don't exactly know what was wrong with her, and why. Another sign that she was not well was, that Happy did not bother her in his usual way, but only sniffed her, and went away again.
The photo is from a couple of weeks ago.

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36 comments:

momsue84 said...

What a gorgeous Multnomah!! I just love the pattern once I got the hang of the F&F section. Sure hope Biko is ok. That's scary when they act like that. Milo had an episode like that a couple weeks back. Hugs to you both, Happy, too!

pat said...

Boy you have all kinds of stuff hidden away! Beautiful shawl - nice and simple to show off your gorgeous handspun!

I'm trying to make a handspun shawl decision (600 yards 50/50 cashmere /silk) and now have it narrowed down to 8 patterns.

lexa said...

Love the shawl! Gorgeous colors, and I am partial to green.

We took the dogs to a place where they could run on Saturday. When we got home Jewel was limping really badly. She never yelped or seemed to do anything to herself, so we're not sure what she did. We felt all around her, she didn't growl or cry, and nothing felt odd. I've been keeping an eye on her, today she's barely limping at all, and she started playing with Maggie a bit this morning. I think she must have pulled something. Sometimes I think it's a bad idea for us to let them loose anywhere -- the last time we did that she limped, too, but not as bad as this time. (And Maggie tore the skin on the pads on both of her front feet this weekend, too, but they have healed up already.)

Paula said...

Your handspun is gorgeous! Multnomah is a perfect shawl to show off the color. That pattern has been in my queue for some time. You have inspired me to stash dive so I can start one!

Chery said...

Beautiful shawl, the yarn you spun is great. Love the colors.

Linda said...

I hope Biko gets better soon, sometimes I wish animals could tell us whats wrong. I love the shawl, feather and ran is a nice pattern for handspun.

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Dreams of Yarn said...

That yarn and that shawl were made for each other!! WOW, looks gorgeous

shannon said...

isn't it funny how animals know when to leave one another alone? glad that biko is feeling better. she could have just had a little bug.

shawl is lovely!! as always.

Marianne said...

Your Multnomah is GORgeous! and I can just imagine how soft it must be.
Poor Biko, glad to hear she's feeling better now.

Toby said...

I'll echo the other comments, "Gorgeous!" I need to make sure I have this one in my Ravelry queue for a future handspun project, it really is perfect for showing off the colors.

knottygnome said...

the shawl looks great!

i'm glad your dog is feeling better.

Crystal said...

BEAUTIFUL! Quit holding out on us :) Glad Biko is better.

Jeanne said...

The shawl is gorgeous - I love the colors and just the sheen of it. Beautiful! What weight was the handspun?

Sorry that Biko wasn't feeling well - and I hope that everything is ok now!

Virginia said...

Wow! The shawl is gorgeous.

I really loved knitting the Multnomah. It was a fun pattern.

I hope Biko continues to do better!

yogiela said...

ein einfaches, sehr wirkungsvolles Muster, der Grünton deiner Wolle gefällt mir sehr.
liebe Grüße 'Elfi

T-Mom said...

that is seriously beautiful. I always love what you knit, but this is something extra special!

And I'm glad Biko is okay. It's so scary when they're "off" like that. Give her a hug for me!

Susan said...

So glad that Biko snapped out of whatever was bothering her. I hope that's the end of that for her.

Gorgeous shawl! Just gorgeous!

Wanderingcatstudio said...

The colours in that are beee-u-tee-ful!

SockPixie said...

The colors are wonderful!

2paw said...

Oh those are beautiful colours in the shawl, and the pattern is great.
I am glad to hear Biko is feeling better again. It is so worrying when they are poorly. Isn't it funny the way the other dog/s take care around the one who is not well??

Ann said...

Gorgeous - a perfect combination of yarn & pattern!

Sharon V said...

Your shawl is LOVELY! The colors are awesome. Is it a keeper or is it a gift?

Poor Biko. If I thought she'd get better I'd say send her here to me in the Bronx. Hopefully she'll stay well.

Mr Puffy's Knitting Blog: said...

It's a gorgeous shawl and your yarn looks spectacular with that pattern! But it's hard to think about the shawl when you mentioned Biko. I'm glad she perked up but know how that type of thing is a worrying.

Walden said...

The shawl is beautiful!

I am sorry you are having to watch someone you love be in poor health/getting old. It's hard no matter how they fit into your life.

wolltrunken said...

Und noch so ein wunderbares Tuch, bei dem Garn und Muster perfekt zusammenpassen - einfach schoen! Ich habe gerade ein schon zu 80% fertiges Tuch komplett geribbelt und das Gefuehl, dass ich nie wieder etwas ausser Armstulpen hinbekomme.

Liebe Gruesse

von Birgit

illusions said...

Lovely hand spun shawl. Green is one of my all time favourite colour anyways. Hope Biko is her usual self now. Woof woof!

Michelle said...

Shawl looks great! Sorry to hear about Biko. :-( Is she just getting older or are you going to get her a checkup? Maybe she just wanted a break from Happy for a while...

Grand Purl Baa said...

Wow Monika it is beautifully spun and knitted.

What do you do with all your gorgeous knitting things?

hakucho said...

Another gorgeous creation :)

Beverly said...

Wonderful! Your handspun makes it even more so. I've been on the fence about this one but your version makes me want to knit it. It is the best I've seen.

RC said...

stunning. really stunning! I HAVE to spin some and get knitting. all your stuff is so great!

hope Biko is doing OK. poor puppy, its so frustrating when they can't tell us what's wrong

Susi Knitchicks said...

Wunderschön geworden. Als wäre das Muster für Deine Wolle gemacht.
LG Susi

Sheepurls said...

hallo monika
als 36 kann ich eigentlich nicht mehr viel neues hinzufügen. nur so viel: perfekte kombi aus garn und muster!
herzliche grüße,
petra

Gartendrossel said...

eine wunderbare Farbe, das Muster so passend dazu...großes Kompliment

Liebe Wochenendgrüße zu Dir von Traudi

Anonymous said...

The shawl is gorgeous! THanks for showing us.
I hope Biko is OK....
margieinmaryland

Janelle said...

Beautiful shawl. Where can I obtain the pattern. I would love to make it.