Feeds:
Posts
Comments

Archive for November 23rd, 2015

I am so happy to say that Finn, The Infernal Computer, has decided to play nice with my new photo software, which means I can finally include pictures again in my posts.

Here is the picture of the finished First Point of Libra Shawl.

first point of libra shawl

It is a generous size, perfect for cozy wrapping. The Yarn I used is Miss Babbs 2-ply Yummy. The background color is Oyster. The blocks and stripes of color at the borders is also Miss Babbs 2-ply Yummy in the Gem Stone gradient.

I love the yarn and I love the pattern. How can I not love a pattern that honestly says, “Don’t bind off loosely”? By the way, the pattern is well-written, a pleasure to follow.

While I love the project, the shawl seems very metropolitan in feel to me. Perhaps it is the color combination I chose. I keep seeing this shawl being paired with a well-dressed, fashion-wise woman in knee high black leather boots with high heels and a black well-fitting coat, walking down a city street. Trust me, what I just described is not the life I live. High heel boots where I live and play are just not appropriate attire. Neither is a well-fitting cloth coat. I need a storm parka that protects me even in 65 degree below zero weather. For my European friends that negative 53 degrees.

So while I love it and I love the size of it, I am thinking of giving it away to the hospital charity that raises money to help fund cancer programs. The charity is based in the hospital where I received and continue to receive treatment for my breast cancer. Part of me thinks this shawl needs to be with a more upscale, fashionable woman. Not someone whose idea of dressing up is putting on a pair of clogs, rather than sneakers. Many well-heeled city women shop this particular charity store for its hand knit items. Yet I know I will miss it if I let it go.

I have an appointment to see my oncologist later today at this hospital. I am taking the shawl with me to see if I can part with it. How awful will it be, if I can’t?

Advertisements

Read Full Post »

Tin Can Knits

modern seamless knits for the whole family

Spin A Yarn

yarn hoarder...accessories fanatic...lover of all things creative

String Geekery

knitting, crochet, other string tricks, and forays into other creative endeavors

knittingsarah

I knit. I spin. I live. I write about it.

The Knit Knack's Blog

my handspinning, knitting, natural dye, weaving fibre home

Fringe Association

Knitting ideas, inspiration and free patterns, plus crochet, weaving, and more

Josefin Waltin spinner

For the love of spinning

knit/lab

making things up

Wool n' Spinning

the place where fibre becomes yarn.

Dartmoor Yarns

Tales about a creative life on Dartmoor

notewords

handwork, writing, life, music, books

Compassionknit

Welcome to my little knit corner, where anything goes!

NothingButKnit

yeah right.

Knitting Nuances

A 2015 - 2018 Top 100 Knitting Blog!

Kiwiyarns Knits

A blog about New Zealand yarns, knitting and life

%d bloggers like this: