This is me, doing my best sullen model-y face. : )
Yarn: Kitchen Sink Dyeworks, Seacell Merino fine (70% superwash merino, 30% Seacell [seaweed fiber!], Valencia colorway, one 390 yard skein
Needles: Size 3 US
This lacy shawl pattern is hugely popular, with 1783 projects currently on Ravelry, and for good reason. It’s a fairly easy, but also entertaining, knit; the lace pattern changes frequently enough so that you’re rarely bored while knitting it. Because I used a fingering weight, rather than the worsted called for, I added several repeats of the ridged eyelet and knotted openwork sections.
The ruffly picot edging is my favorite part.
In our school district, this week marks the beginning of that golden, precious time of the year for all K-12 educators: summer break. Ahhhhhh. Huge sigh of relief. This school year was especially challenging, in a string of 4 very challenging years. To avoid being negative or beginning to rant and rave and foam at the mouth, that’s all I’ll say about that. Onward to maxin’ and relaxin’. I expect I’ll have much more time to knit these next few weeks!
Oh! I finished one more little project, for my mama. She suffers from a very serious, but unfortunately very common affliction. I bet someone close to you probably suffers from it, too. Maybe you even share her illness. I refer, of course, to Angry Birds Addiction.
The pattern is no longer showing up on Rav…hmm. I suspect the long arm of copyright law. The red yarn is Lion Brand Cotton Ease, the other colors are scraps of cotton and acrylic, and I used a size E Clover crochet hook. The bottom part is filled with navy beans, to make him a little more hefty and fling-able, and the rest is stuffed with leftover quilt batting.
I swear, my mom can’t put that game down. Her particular Achilles heel is the pigs with helmets on, also known in our family as the “Helmet Men”. She will shriek out during an especially challenging level, “Helmet man, Dayna!! I can’t get him!” hehehe.
(See more finished objects at FO Fridays!)