It’s nice and large, about 70 inches wide, and 32 inches from top to center point. I used leftover hand-dyed handspun, most of it fingering to sport weight, and knit with 3.25mm (US 3) needles. (I tend to knit loosely, and usually take one or two sizes smaller than a pattern calls for.)
Leaf Lace Shawl, Fibertrends pattern by Evelyn A. Clark
Yarn: my own hand-dyed handspun, all two-ply.
Various wools, inc. merino, superwash merino, silk/merino blend, and BFL
Yardage: No earthly clue. It weighs 6.8 oz.
Detail of the changing colorwasys at center point
In another vein entirely, I spent a good portion of last night catching up with an old friend…
This is Menolly. She is an Alvarez accoustic guitar. I used to play almost everyday, even performed publicly for awhile. When I hear someone say, “Oh, I used to knit,” or “I used to spin a long time ago,” I always wonder how they could have stopped! I started playing guitar nearly ten years ago (!? so long?!!) under the tutelage of an old boyfriend; when we broke up, my interest in music was tied so closely to memories of him that I set Menolly in a corner. Andy sent her to the local music shop to have her repaired (a loose tuning peg) and re-strung. Our reacquaintence was awkward at first, but now we are singing together as well as ever…
Bright sunny day, new shawl on my shoulders, old music in my hands… what more could a girl want?