Twist again

The Twist Again Shawl was finished at least a week ago and blocked…twice.

I blocked the shawl wrong the first time.  What?

The points were supposed to be where the bobbles are, not in between.

So I kept the wires in the top, dampened (soaked) the bottom edges, and reinserted the blocking wires through the stitches under the bobbles.

Now the bobbles pop out more.

The yarn is Hacho by Mirasol Yarn (DK weight) in a multi-green shade.  I used 170 grams or about 470 yards.  I started on January 25 and finished it on February 5, 2021.  Not bad.

The pattern consists of stockinette sections with reverse stockinette ridges.  The lace pattern was fairly easy to figure out.  The rows with the bobble stitches were not difficult but I had to rest my hands after each of those rows.

This shawl will be perfect to throw over the shoulders of my green wool winter coat for more warmth on these cold, winter days.

Speaking of cold, winter days…we just got through the third winter storm so far this month. We are very grateful that we did not lose power or water.  I hope you are safe, warm, and have enough to eat.

Patti

Early birthday present

My friend, Leah, sent me an early birthday present.  We don’t normally exchange gifts, however, I sent her a pair of socks for her birthday in July.  She’s a crocheter, sewist, wife, mother, (just a few of her talents) and dabbles in other crafty things and surprises.

The Rainbow Sister Shawl, also known as Regenbogenschwester, is so gorgeous!

The color of Drops Fabel yarn is called sand (#651) and is comprised of greys, browns, and caramels.

It will be perfect to throw over my shoulders when I need just a bit of warmth.

Or worn in the front like a scarf to keep my neck warm under a coat or jacket.

I love it!  Thank you, my friend!!

Patti

Ruana update

My sister-in-law finally received the ruana I was making for her.

No pics of her modeling it but here is the finished neckline area.

And the tag with all the essentials. most importantly the 65,644 stitches!

The finished size is 48 inches wide by 60 inches long.  I had a dream that it was so big that it dragged on the floor but in reality, it reaches mid-thigh.

I’ll see if she can send me a photo of her wearing it.

Now, back to some sock knitting!