So, summer is over. And so is my summer fling! Yes, I had what you might call a brief romance with a Merino-Silk blend. Oh, did I not mention that the fling was with a shawl? Silly me.
Let me break it down for you…..
It started one June weekend when I received the most delicious skein of yarn in the mail – the product of a Ravelry swap. I knew from the moment I laid eyes on it, it was something special. Of course, something so lovely deserved the perfect pattern to compliment its loveliness, and I had just the pattern in mind.
And so the story goes from simple skein….
To the beginning of something special….
To having the knitting completed, but still needing blocking….
To a leisurely bath in some Citrus Soak….
To being pinned out and blocked to its full potential….
To being the sweetest, most lovely shawl that I could ever hope to spend a summer knitting!!
Pattern: Budding Apple by Anne Hanson
Yarn: Petal by Lisa Souza (50% silk, 50% wool), in the ‘Breath of Spring’ colorway
Needles: US4 & US5, 24″ circulars
Modifications: The pattern called for the last 10 stitches to be grafted; I just did left and right slanting decreases to the last 2 stitches, then bound off as normal. I love, love, love how this turned out – can ya tell?
Size: I made the medium-sized shawl. After blocking: 46″ across x 21″ down the center (pre-blocked size: 33″x16.5″)
But, let me just say, I’m not the only one that’s smitten around here. Boomie has a new best bud that he’s been taking everywhere with him lately. He’s a turtle that I’ve named Turtle (original, huh?).
Pretty much where ever Boomie is these days, chances are Turtle is with him.
Now I have two little fellows waiting for me when I get home!