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!!! 🙂
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 – how 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.
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!!