Monday, July 30, 2012

The Green Leaves of Summer

I thought I would post a couple of pictures of my latest shawl before I head east for some time with my extended family.

The pattern is Summer Flies (meaning Butterflies, not actual nasty flies!) and I used an alternative edging that some kind person posted on Ravelry as "My Version of Summer Flies."

The yarn is Handmaiden 75% silk and 25% camel, known as Camelspin, and it is to die for--so lustrous, so soft, easy to work with, hefty, and heavenly soft and smooth.

I had some doubts as I was knitting this, but the finished product erased all anxieties. Although there was some serious excitement/anxiety as I was binding off over 400 stitches--I was running out of yarn, and ended up with literally 6 inches to spare, out of 400 yards!

 I'm wearing this on the plane tonight and pretending I am a cool person!

Yeah, that much yarn left. Yikes! (And actually, I ended the pattern several rows early because I knew I was cutting it close, but I didn't know it would be that close!

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