So- we didn’t quite make the gift giving with Ben’s family within the constrains of Chanukah, but on what would have been the 10th night we made it!
And on to the gifts! –
Roanne got her Kiri shawl!
She was very impressed by the fact that eventhough it was lace- it was quite warm! The wool is Maple Creek Farm 100% Merino 731 yards in “Willows”. I couldn’t get a good picture of the color, but it’s a lovely moss green with reddish flecks throughout it.
Here it is open-
and the pattern is Kiri by Polly Outhwaite. As shawls go- it was a pretty quick knit. And it turned out larger than I though it was going to be! A good size for working at your computer all day, I believe.
I started out thinking about Justify, but when it became time to join the ends and create the twist, I just couldn’t do it. I loved the way that the yarn looked so much that I couldn’t bear to show the backside of the stockinette. So I broke it up into three sections- knit until I had about 7 inches of each, braided, and attached in their new place. Then I did a band with the pointed bind-off. I really like how it came out, and so did Liz! Though, I should be more careful next year and not post any hints about her present! She was totally knew which one was hers!
Here she is wearing it like a scarf!
The main band yarn is a mohair/ wool blend from Woolbearers it’s 2 skeins- I probably used about 200 yards and the color way is Kings Gold. LOVE it- the sheen is gorgeous, the colors are amazing, and it’s not super itchy! The band is a 100% Merino Patons Classic Wool in That’s Purple or in French- Viola Pourpre. I’m hoping that that will ease the itchiness.
Good gifting all around- Do you want to know what I got?
Liz gave me this beautiful necklace from Etsy–
Isn’t it charming?! I love it- it’s from seller Tryst by Kerry. I’ve been wearing it all week.
Have a happy weekend!! I owe you an Etsy Friday!