There will be more to see than to read today. Lots of pictures! I'm tired, but want to get this blog post done anyway.
I've enjoyed spinning this yarn, and even more knitting with it. This is Shaelyn by Leila Raabe. It's a very pretty shawl, and you can make it as big as you like. It get's a bit long in the tooth, but this time, the yarn dictated how big it got. I ran out of yarn with half the bind off row done, so I got out the second skein and wound the orange color, and broke it off. I later used the blueish parts for the second color for the mittens down below.
This shawl turned out rather small, but I love it. The colorway is called "Acapulco".
size: 24inch x 54inch
needle size: 4mm
I've knit it in three days, because I could not put it down. I wanted to see the yarn unfold.
So, here are the finished mittens. The right one is the one I knit last. The tip is a bit better, more rounded. I don't like the mouse ears on the left one. I still like the mittens though, they are soft, and warm, and fit my hands very well.
For these mittens I've used my own handspun yarn, Henry (like the socks), and Acapulco, both on Falkland fiber.
I've cast on for my August socks. The choice was very hard this time. I've already finished the first sock, no pictures yet, but I think they are cute. Should be Valentines socks, you'll see what I mean soon.
Alright, another weekend is ahead of us. Have a great one!