March 02, 2009
Yay! I AM a good Mom!
Everyone was happy this weekend! I got my shawl done, and the son got his mittens!
I am so so happy how this turned out.
I want to invest in blocking wires though for my next triangular shawl.
Pattern: Swallowtail Shawl by Evelyn Clark (Interweave Knits - Fall 2006)
Yarn: 2 balls of Garnstudio DROPS Alpaca, 100% Alpaca - Teal Blue
Needle: 1 US 4 Circular
I didn't modify this pattern at all. There was nothing to add or take out. I even liked the nupps! Once I got the hang of it. Would I make another? Not anytime soon.
And I get the good Mother award for the day only because I finished up the son's mittens!
See? He even gave me the thumbs up!
Pattern: Cruiser Mittens (Free pattern on Ravelry only)
Yarn: Quinnehticut Woolen Co. Ponemah - Teal Blue
Needles: US 5 + US 6 DPN
Mods: I made the cuff longer than the pattern called for. Don't want the boy's wrists to freeze. I thought the thumb placement was a little wonky, but it looks okay.
Now, what to make next.....
Posted by beth at March 2, 2009 12:38 PM
As soon as i read the post header i knew you finished the mitts!! hoooray! They look great.
And your shawl. WOW, looks amazing. Great work, as always ;)
Posted by: shannon at March 2, 2009 01:54 PM
Don't you have a list of potential projects always going? (I do...). The shawl is LOVELY!!! I heard from a lace/shawl maker this weekend that blocking wires make a HUGE difference. Where will you get yours??
Posted by: lisa at March 2, 2009 03:03 PM
The shawl is beautiful! Nice mittens, also.
Posted by: Walden at March 2, 2009 05:23 PM
Whoa, beautiful shawl and awesome mitts! I bet Little Geek is thrilled!
Posted by: katie at March 2, 2009 09:58 PM
I love my blocking wires--they make the magic so much easier.
I worked on my yellow silk Swallowtail tonight. If I keep at it, I may finish in the next two weeks!
Posted by: beverly at March 2, 2009 10:24 PM
That shawl is beautiful! Good job finishing it and your son's mittens. I might have to go stash diving to see what I have in teal...
Posted by: amy at March 3, 2009 07:52 AM
oh come on, i'll send you the yarn and you can meke me one of those beautiful shawls...you've got the hang of it now, the next one should be a piece of cake...that is just beautiful...nice mitts too...
Posted by: lemon at March 3, 2009 09:43 AM
Posted by: Margaret at March 4, 2009 10:26 AM
Lemme see....yep, those are thumbs. LOL! Hooray for being a good Mom!
Congrats on finishing the shawl - very pretty!!
Posted by: Laurie (Moo!) at March 4, 2009 11:58 AM
Wow... the shawl is ah-may-zing! Love it!
Posted by: Sara at March 4, 2009 01:12 PM
The shawl is beautiful! What a gorgeous shade of blue. I'm getting ready to start the Swallowtail. Also like the mittens. Great FOs!
Posted by: Robin at March 7, 2009 04:22 PM