|Note how Matt doesn't get photos of the bottom point of the shawl....ever|
That title makes NO sense, but I couldn't help ma'self. I finished (and I'm SURE my hands are thanking me!) my third shawl - Evaporate by Justyna Lorkowska. I have belonged to her Lete's Knits group on Ravelry for a year and a half and finally completed my first pattern. I have favorited, by the way, several of her patterns - and own almost as many of them (and even have yarn for one or two!).... But as most of my favorites are sweater patterns, I wasn't going to get around to knitting any of them until well after Tiberius was born. Here we are, almost 6 months into his out-of-womb existence on Planet Earth, and it'll still be quite a while before I dare knit myself a sweater, as my body isn't quite ready yet, LOL.
I used - get ready!!! - STASH yarn! Not JUST stash yarn, but yarn I bought at the first-ever Sock Summit in Portland, OR, several years ago. It is Crazy Monkey Creations Panda Toes in the colorway Purple Rain, and it's a merino/bamboo blend, which meant I didn't really want to use it for socks. I figured it was just the right amount of variegation for this shawl, and I was right, thankfully. (In searching for a good link, I'm thinking they are no longer dyeing yarn, FYI.)
Anywho, I decided to join the shawl KAL for this month, and I will have just barely made the cut-off....Well, by the time I hopefully have pictures tomorrow, I will have made it by 5 days. I whipped through this KAL right after finishing the Owlet sweaters for both Tiberius and Camden (those will be featured later, hopefully next month, as they are part of a KAL, also, with a friend). Ten days for this shawl - holla! (Of course, my hand is broken as I write this, so, there is THAT.)
|Don't judge these photos, LOL|
|As always, a classy outlet to gaze upon|
The pattern is just as lovely as I'd expected it to be - written super well and in the right amount of detail. Justyna adds helpful tips at the end, so, it's smart to read through the whole pattern - for good planning and all. I can tell, as it's blocking, that it's larger than my last shawl, and the gauge was definitely looser. I DO wish I'd been able to knit this one on Karbonz needles, as Addis are so slippery for shawl work with merino/bamboo blend yarn. It all worked out well, though, and I didn't drop a stitch but once or twice - and I caught the issue and fixed it.
|Camden LOVES shawls!|
I'm definitely happy overall, and I can't wait to knit more of Justyna's patterns - she is SUCH a nice lady, and so are the moderators in her ravelry group!!
|My take on that fancy shawl pose....I TOTALLY pulled it off, no?|