Sheila and Michael Ernst
Wednesday February 27th 2008, 5:12 pm
Filed under: Friends,Knit

Sheila Ernst’s glass shawl pins, Camelspin yarnA few more Stitches on my needles:

Sheila Ernst (modeling her Blue Jay shawl, knitted from one strand laceweight in Lisa Souza’s Shade Garden colorway in baby alpaca and one strand light blue Baruffa merino laceweight), and her husband Michael, two of the kindest, gentlest folks you could ever hope to meet. I surprised Sheila with the shawl, and she surprised me with a shawl pin. I already had the larger one, but she thought I needed a smaller one to go with some of my finer-weight shawls. Handblown glass–they do beautiful work.Sheila Ernst

The yarn is Camelspin that I bought from Beehive Wools, the booth that was next to where my hamster ball was. Beehive had a huge selection of Fleece Artist and Handmaiden yarns–it was dangerous to get too close to them. Michael Ernst

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Ahhhhh Alison YOU are the SWEETEST!!! 😉 It was SO very good to see your smiling, beautiful face at Stitches!! I am sorry that it’s all over with…BUT my Spectacular Alison Shawl will be a Hug forever!!!…and I will Always Love and Appreciate it…& YOU!!! Thanks so much!!

Comment by Sheila E 02.27.08 @ 5:21 pm

LOVE the shawl & the yarn–is the yarn as silky as it looks????


Comment by Toni 02.27.08 @ 5:44 pm

Thank you!

Two strands of laceweight generally count as substitutable for one of fingering weight–but in real life, when you’re knitting lace, the two have inherently less bulk and a finer look and drape together than a fingering weight in my experience. Fingering weight, on the other hand, is a bit sturdier and perhaps more practical, but there’s a place for the more formal look. And it was still size 5.5 (US 9) needles, so it worked up a whole lot faster than laceweight usually does.

You can take a handpaint laceweight and a plain strand to lean it more towards one of the colors in the handpaint this way.

Comment by AlisonH 02.27.08 @ 6:25 pm

Thank You Thank You Thank You for the link to! It’s been bookmarked in my wishlist folder. (Where my Honeyguy goes to shop for me :-}
Beautiful works of art I can hold in my hands.

Comment by Diana Troldahl 02.27.08 @ 8:20 pm

sheila and michael are such warm wonderful people, i love them both!

Comment by marti 02.27.08 @ 10:12 pm

The shawl & pins are lovely!
Oh, I have to have a pen… 🙂

Comment by Toni 02.28.08 @ 6:04 am

I got to meet them at Stitches and you’re right, the Ernsts are wonderful people! My son had asked me to pick up some ‘really cool’ needles for his girlfriend, so I went straight to their booth to buy them. Such beautiful stuff!

Comment by no-blog-rachel 02.28.08 @ 10:01 am

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