Sunday, June 10, 2018

Two Finishes

I think this took me about a year, but I finally finished my Spindrift Shawl by Helen Stewart. I have no idea why it took me so long. It's a simple and elegant pattern.
Here it is, unblocked. I'm sure that lace will really open up after a good soak. 
The yarn is a speckled fingering weight from KnitCircus. I seem to have lost track of the ballband. And I had barely enough yarn to finish the picot bind-off!
I also finished this Fair Isle hat of my own design. It came out huge, definitely a man's hat! I'm going to make some changes, downsize it and write it up as a pattern, I think.
It feels good to have accomplished a few things in the past week and a half since my surgery. I'm going to have to work quite a bit in the next weeks. Most of it will be on my own schedule, which makes it feel less onerous.

I hope most of you are having summer. It is so cold and rainy here that I am wearing jeans and a wool sweater!

16 comments:

  1. It's chilly with intermittent showers here. Nice finishes! Were you biting your nails at the end of that shawl? Sometimes I find myself thinking that if I knit faster I'll surely have enough yarn.....

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  2. Cold and rainy here too.

    I love that Knit Circus yarn. So pretty and that hat is awesome. Congrats on the finishes.

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  3. Wow, your shawl is beautiful: the yarn complements the pattern nicely. Well done!

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  4. How nice to have a shawl finish! The hat turned out beautifully; the colors make it very graphic. The pattern would be a good idea!

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  5. Those are beautiful projects. I really like them both.

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  6. Beautiful finishes! Love them both. The knit circus yarn is so fun and I love your hat pattern!

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  7. Love that hat! Nice, bold pattern. The shawl is lovely, too. Hope you're recovering well from your surgery.

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  8. Lovely knitting. The shawl looks gentle and delicate -- perfect for chills of summer. And the hat looks so fun to knit! I hope you are taking things slowly and leaning in to your healing process. XO

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  9. I LOVE LOVE LOVE a stockinette shawl. That ones going in my to make list!!! love your colors. ALso a fair isle hat made up is so fun! Nothing to MATCH against and you play as you go. Great job DEB

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  10. Wow- your spindrift is beautiful! The pattern looks so soft and light in that gorgeous yarn.
    Your hat is a wonderful design!
    Now, you know I am totally jealous of your weather right now.

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  11. Hi! I thought I'd already posted, but anyhow now I have a new reason. We are partners for Kathy's swap. So, could you email me with your address and your favorite color? Thanks. It's jatshaw@aol.com

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  12. i downloaded spindrift so that's fun!

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  13. I love the hat and shawl. Glad you made it to the end of the shawl without running out of yarn!

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