Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Dream Stripes done

I finished up the knitting of the Dream Stripes shawl. While I really love this pattern, it is a case of "you get what you pay for" It's free, and it's not the best written, or best laid out. But it is oh so pretty!

And once it's blocked, it will be even more stunning, I'm sure. That's my goal for this week - get this thing blocked.

I used two colours of MadelineTosh fingering weight - a mottled light blue, and a very dark blue (there are actual colourway names, but I can't find the ball bands right now. I used about half of each skein, so still have lots of both of these blues - they will be put to use somehow.

The colours above are a little more saturated than they actually are. The dark blue is pretty close, but the lighter one is closed to a slate-ish, grey-ish blue. This shawl will be a Christmas gift for our cottage neighbour - her girls both go to a school who's colours are double blue, and Nancy is very involved with the school, so I thought this was a nice tie in.


Saren Johnson said...

You're a machine!!

Knit and Purl Mama said...

It's gorgeous!

Needles said...

What a lovely gift!

Brendaknits said...

I am with you on -you get what you pay for - with patterns. Sometimes free is not always the best. Your shawl looks nice though.

Sel and Poivre said...

Using the school colours is so clever!