01 November 2010

FO: Shawl No7 - Springtime Bandit

This is my seventh shawl for the 10 Shawls in 2010 challenge. I'm getting there, and I'm optimistic about my chances of finishing three more before the end of the year, especially since this only took a week and I have a bunch of flights coming up in November.

Pattern: Springtime Bandit, a free pattern from Kate Gagnon Osborn
Yarn: 1.6 skeins (about 344 yards) of Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock in Avondale
Needles: US 8 circular

My project page on Ravelry

Mods: I knit an extra repeat of the second (body) chart before starting the edging. This means I used up nearly all of my first ball of yarn before the edging, and I have less left over to put back in the yarn closet :)
Verdict: I love it! The colorway is a perfect blend of blues with just a little bit of green, it opened up beautifully after blocking, and it has a mostly straight outside edge (I didn't pull very hard on the points, as you can see in the blocking shot above, and I like the effect).

Also - surprise! New haircolor! I got it done on Thursday, sort of on a whim, and after two days of slowly getting used to it, I've decided I really love it. It goes well with the shawl, right?

Giveaways you might like:
***The Dainty Squid has a handmade apron from Boojiboo.
***Smile and Wave has a few going on right now, and you can win shop credits from her great sponsors.
***Sometimes Sweet has a giant giveaway from November sponsors - there will be multiple winners!

1 comment:

Andrea said...

Oooh. That's a beautiful shawl!

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