Tara’s Redwood Burl shawl, Tuesday through Saturday
Sunday February 14th 2010, 12:56 am
Filed under: "Wrapped in Comfort",Family,Knit

From winding a ball of yarn Tuesday

To this

To this

To the last. Cast off!

With a comforting hat for one of the Taylors, dyed and knitted by Karin, added in, and thank you, Karin. (I’m trying not to touch it or breathe on it, but I had to get a good shot.)

The shawl is blocking now, and oh goodness, if I thought it was soft and lovely as I was knitting it, rinsing the brushed cashmere and silk and Dianne’s laceweight knit together and laying it out in its pure form now…

One thought to add in here.  I’ve knitted two strands of laceweight together before, and found it mattered to me that they be a little grabby at each other. I once sent my sister (sorry, Carolyn, but it was so pretty!) a shawl knit of a strand each of baby alpaca and of a gorgeous, shimmery silk–and before I mailed it off to her, I managed to snag the silk somehow and that stitch slid wayyyy out of there.  Working a stitch back into a lace pattern, tugging gently along its lines, is one thing; doing it when one slippery strand has gone bonkers while a twin strand has stayed demurely in its place was something else.  It took me two days to fix, and I mailed it off with a catch in my breath, no time left to reknit the project in something more sensible.

She, however, is graceful. I am a klutz.  Her shawl has hopefully done just fine there.

Won’t be a problem with these two yarns.  They’re best friends, hand in hand, for life.

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{blush} thank you for the mention, but I cannot take credit for this beautiful dyejob…I decided that the ArtYarns supermerino is much nicer. Plus I felt uncomfortable “promoting” my yarn when I was making the hat. I am glad it get’s to go to the Taylor’s along with yours. It’ll be in such good company. 🙂

Your shawl is gorgeous!!!

Comment by karin maag-tanchak 02.14.10 @ 7:39 am

Yummy! I love the sparkles the variegation gives.

Comment by Diana Troldahl 02.14.10 @ 8:33 am

First, I have serious doubts that you are a klutz.
Then, I never knew that yarns had to be friends in order to be knitted together.
And finally, the finished products are beautiful.

Fun –

Nothing rattles this gentleman, especially when he is watching baseball on TV. One day he was watching a game when his wife shrieked from the kitchen, “EEK! There’s a horsefly in here!” Not taking his eyes off the screen, he barked back, “Give it some cough syrup.”

Comment by Don Meyer 02.14.10 @ 12:43 pm

Don, if any of my family was sipping their hot cocoa when they read your first line, you may be responsible for a whole lot of ruined keyboards…

Comment by AlisonH 02.14.10 @ 6:58 pm

Lovely colours! Again, another work of art has been created. 🙂

Comment by Suzanne in Mtl 02.15.10 @ 7:05 am

Beautiful yarn art there…

Comment by Channon 02.15.10 @ 10:22 am

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