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Brandywine Love

So, I realized that the last several posts (as rare as they were) have all been about the most wonderful doggie in the world – Boomer! But there has actually been knitting going on as well! For reals!!

And so I present…The Brandywine Shawl! (please excuse the not-fabulous photos)

Here’s the info:

Pattern: Brandywine Shawl, by Rosemary “Romi” Hill

Yarn: Heritage Paints by Cascade Yarns, in Thunder Colourway (75% Merino, 25% Nylon)

Needles: US Size 6 (used size 8 for the bind off)

Mods: NONE!!!¬† ūüôā

Size:¬† After blocking – 47″ across x¬†22″ down the center (pre-blocking size 35″x17″)

New Skills Learned: Did an I-cord bind off as per the instructions. Very time-consuming, but so worth the effort!! Also, first time using lace blocking wires Рhow did I live without them before?!?

I loved loved¬†loved knitting this up! The pattern is awesome, and I actually knit it, washed and blocked it –¬†all in about 10 days. Super fast for super slow me! I will so be knitting this again – maybe very very soon!

I wouldn’t normally have chosen these colors, but it was knit as a gift for a birthday swap. And all knit up, the different blues and grays really seem to compliment the overall pattern. You can really see the colors well in this photo I took before the shawl was blocked.

Brandywine pre-blocking

 

A few other things have come off the needles, but I’ll save those for another day. For now I will leave you with this sweet little face, because, let’s face it, it’s what keeps you coming back for more!!

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So, yeah, it’s been a while, but I realized that¬†I owed my three faithful readers a little update on what Boomie and I have been up to!

Spring is finally here, and Boomie couldn’t be happier. Springtime means much longer walks and lots of new stuff to smell!

This year, Springtime also meant Road Trip!!¬† When I first told little Boom-Boom that we would be going on a road trip, he wasn’t too sure how he felt about the idea – he’s not the biggest fan of being in the car. But after some convincing, he gave me his best “I’m¬†not so sure¬†about this,¬†but I’ll trust you look”. ¬†And with that, I packed up the car and away we went!

We had some fun, and Boomie made a great new friend. Her name is Sparrow, and she is a 2-year-old Border Terrier. She lives in Austin, and (next to my doggie, of course) is the sweetest little thing!! Boomer could not get enough of the little cutie pie!

With so much going on¬†during our trip – new doggies, new places, new people –¬†Boomie did not get a lot of sleep, which of course means I didn’t either. We were both pretty pooped when we got back, and so happy to be in our own home once again!

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