Friday, June 8, 2012

Cool Stuff

Cool thing number 1: I made a few small blog improvements since last post.  See those pink circles under the "Follow Me" heading over there on the right?  Click on any of them to find me on the various sites they represent.  See those "share" buttons down at the bottom of the post? Click on any of them to save/share anything from the blog.  To add those two things took me about 3 hours... html coder-extraordinaire I am not.  Each < and / had to be checked and rechecked.  I'm pretty proud of my meager victory.

Cool thing number 2: I finished Pear Drop. I love it.


The pattern is from Ysolda Teague's book Saturday Treat which has some pretty freaking adorable accessories in it.  To knit this pattern, you sart with the edging and knit it side to side, then you pick up along the top of the edging and knit the body of the shawl up decreasing to make the crescent shape. 


I used Fyberspates Scrumptious Lace yarn in colorway Midnight.  The yarn is 50% silk 50% merino--in other words, absolute heaven.  The silk gives it beautiful sheen and drape and the merino ensure that it's still warm and soft.  I "split" the skein with a friend that I knit with--gave her half the price of the skein for half of the yardage--because the shawl only needs about 275 yards for the small size and a full skein is over 1000 yards.  I weighed my leftovers when I got done and I have 25.6 grams left, so theoretically I could just eek out a second one if I wanted.


Cool thing number 3: Finishing the Pear Drop means that I now ONLY have 10 projects currently on the needles.  I know that that sounds like tons to some people but I haven't had so few in a long time.  My (probably unreachable) goal is to get it down to five and keep it there.  

Cool thing number 4: Everyone else's finished projects linked up over at Tami's Amis.


  1. The pear drop is very beautiful, I can't wait to see when you finish your other wips!

    I also wanted to let you know that I nominated your lovely blog for the sunshine award :]

  2. That is absolutely gorgeous, so delicate. Really suits you well done :)

  3. That's so pretty! It turned out beautiful. I have a lot of projects on my needles right now too (around ten!). I always just want to start more instead of working on the ones I have!

    Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog!

  4. The pearl drop is lovely. Note: the follow dot for your feed didn't work. Thought you would want to know.

  5. Oh wow - that is really lovely! Great color and delicate pattern

  6. Such a lovely shawl! I really want to knit everything in that book.

  7. That shawl is gorgeous, I love the colour and the look of it! It looks fantastic on you!