Don't get used to me blogging so much, but I want to get all my 2010 FO's left overs over here as soon as possible. Same thing goes with Baby Maggie photos. She's growing up so fast, that I'm always behind with posting. Once I'm done with 2010 we'll go forward in a more leasurly pace.
This is my finished Birdwing. It was a test knit for Stephen West. He was supposed to get this pattern up in mid December, but I don't think he's got it out yet.
It was fun to knit, entertaining, and even the little sewing in the end did not matter at all. Usually I hate sewing knit fabric, but I didn't mind this time.
It's an unusual shape, and I'm not quite sure how to wear this. I'm not even sure I'll wear it myself, because of the yarn.
I've knit this shawl with Brooklyn Tweed Shelter in the colors Tent, Woodsmoke, and Fossil. I really wanted to give this yarn a try, and got a few colorways at Purlsoho. They had more colorways to choose from, when I was looking.
The yarn is woolen spun, 2-ply, of which I'm not a particular fan of (I like worsted spun much better). It definitely is "airy", and kind of soft (not the baby bottom soft like Merino yarn), and I disagree with many, that it softens after washing, not enough for me to have it near my skin. The best thing about this yarn are definitely the colors, they are just wonderful, gorgeous really, and just for that I would knit with that yarn again, but most likely hats, mittens, and other stuff, which does not come near my neck.
I've still a few colorways in my stash, so it will come up again in the future, however, now that I've knit with this yarn, I don't think that I'll be looking for more, unless its prize is really, REALLY reduced.