I thought since I finished a long, long project that I needed a quick fix. So I started a triangle shawl using Patagonia Araucania cotton yarn, some I had on hand, the rest I bought at Knit & Pearl. Using 9 balls of greens colorway, 1 reds, 1 oranges and 1 blues I am just going, going, going. I want it to be huge, like a blanket! Right now the spine measures 32″ when I hold it up and let it hang. I am about half way done with it.
In the shade to get rid of the shadows but the true colors are in the sunlight.
Now that I see it on the monitor it looks rather fiesta-ish. That is not a bad thing, just not my thing. I will have to see how this turns out. I do like it while I am working on it though so we’ll just have to see once it’s done.
On another note, I took a picture of the Filatura Di Crosa pattern that I am working on little by little.
That is 7 inches of 2×2 ribbing people! Now I am onto the body of the back which is all stockinette. I do love the yarn, it is a tad bit more orange than in the photo. Spice is the color name. The sweater is just adorable! I really should focus on just that so I can get some wearing time in before it gets too cool for my freezing extremities. Yeah, I know! We live in Santa Barbara, home of no seasons. Well let me tell you, I feel the seasons in my freezing hands & feet even if it is 70degrees outside!
Tracy & I made magnetic boards for ourselves (oh, about 4 months ago) after our smaller 6″x9″ weren’t large enough for full size 8.5″x11″ charts. Easy to do & inexpensive. We were lucky enough to find 8.5″x11″ heavy, thick, leather placemats(? we never did figure out what they were really for) at Ross that we used as our backing, 4 for $4.99. Then we took a roll of self sticking magnetic sheet, cut it to the right size & stuck it on. I then took my self stick magnet strips, cut some ribbon to match and voila! Fancy, schmancy magnet board! I have two & Tracy has two.
Back that is not magnetic
Magnetic board front that is magnetic!
Magic I tell you!