I'm finally dumping pictures off of the "good" camera now that I'm getting the website updated with missing yarn pics. I've found all kinds of goodies on this thing - including all the non-phone pics from our trip to Chile last November (like this one:
of me atop the Cerro San Cristobal in Santiago)
Other pictures I've found? How about the Cashmere Lace Shawl I knitted my mother for Mother's Day!
- Pattern: Bleeding Hearts Stole, by Anne Hanson, from Spring 2008 Interweave Knits
- Yarn: 2 sk Artyarns Cashmere 1 (100% cashmere, 510 yds/50g) in Burgundy
- Needles: US 3 (edgings) and US 4 (main body)
This shawl was two years in the making. For Mother's Day 2009 I grabbed two skeins of this amazing cashmere from the shop and gifted them to my mom, with a pattern in mind to knit for her. This was hot off the heels of a Purlaway lace workshop, and I had just busted out this lace shawl in a week (so let's say I was feeling confident).
I started, and I hated the pattern. It was totally non-intuitive, worked from side-to-side in asymmetrical motifs, and I did not heart it. So I put it down for over a year.
Every time I saw the lonely little project bag with a half-assed bit of knit cashmere in it, I would feel guilty. Especially after Mother's Day 2010 came and went and I had made no progress. I finally realized that it needed to be frogged, and a new pattern chosen! And so Bleeding Hearts it became.
Knitting with this Cashmere single is a dream. So much so that I have brought back the Artyarns Cashmere 1 into the shop - freshly replenished in hot new colors. (I have another great project in mind for this yarn - more on that to come.)
The shawl made it in time for Mother's Day 2011 (whew!), and was well-received. :) I wish the sun wasn't so bright on these pictures so you could see the great deep red color - but c'est la vie! It's done!