Thursday, September 16, 2010
I finished my Daybreak Shawl - more of a cape really - just in time for, um, spring. I was inspired to knit this wrap when I saw Margarita's one made from (among others) knitabulous Sacred Forest from the Black Japan Club.
I'm so glad I did too because I really really really love it, and I'm going to wear it to death when I'm overseas next month.
Pattern: Daybreak Shawl - Stephen West
Yarn: Sundara Sock Yarn - from the 2009 Napa Valley Yarn Club
Cabernet Grapes (2 skeins)
Aged Oak Barrell (1 skein)
Turning Leaves (30 g or so - just used here and there)
Needles: 3.50 mm
None except that I just kept going until the Aged Oak Barrell ran out, which led to a bigger wrap. And I added a stripe here and there of a third colour - not in the instructions.
I tried it on to show my mother and she pursed her lips and said 'I really hate capes', so I think I might have to give it to her for Christmas .. hehehe.
So bouyed have I been by this success, and the recent workshop I did with Liz Gemmell where she said there really were no shortcuts to knitting for proper fit (I knew this. I just wanted it not to be true.), I have begun a new project. But this time, for the first time, I'm really doing it properly..
I put a label on the swatch so I remember what it is. What a girly swot I am..
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