Thursday, August 20, 2009

Feather Lace Shawl Sample

I've finished and blocked out the Feather Lace Shawl (Gardiner Yarn Works) sample I'd been working on for awhile. It's been so humid here, everything has taken longer than usual to dry. Socks took three days, the shawl took a few days, everything has just been moist. Since I'm sending these off, I wanted to be doubly sure that they were dry so they don't mold or anything in transit.

I've gotten some pretty nice yarns from Abstract Fiber to knit store samples out of. I got two skeins, one in Mighty Sock and one in Super Sock. The Super Sock skein went to a pair of non-matching socks, and I'll show those off in a later post. Can't use up all my blog fodder at once, I might not post again for a month! Oh wait...

Pattern: Feather Lace Shawl (Ravelry)
Yarn: Abstract Fiber Mighty Sock in Constellation, just under 1 skein
Needles: US3/3.25 mm
Timeframe: May 4 - June 7 when it finally dried
Mods: None. Store sample, so pattern had to be followed to a T.
Problems: Only drying it with the major humidity we have here.

The Mighty Sock has got to be one of my favorite yarns. It's soft, shiny, and has a lovely play of colors. I got the colorway Constellation, and might just ask for that one for both of my payment skeins. Heck, I might just have to buy another one or two skeins in different colorways! This yarn is lovely and wonderful for wraps and shawls. I don't think I'd knit socks with it, even though it is a sock yarn, because the sheen and drape are just too amazing. I'll probably knit a wrap with mine. I tossed the shawl on for a modeling session and didn't want to take it off again!


  1. You bloged in the future. Ahhhhh!

    Kidding aside, I really love this shawl! I'm sort of burnt out on shawls right now but, soon as I get back into it, this'll be at the top of my list.

    I'm really glad companies are willing to pay to ship supplies to you in Japan for test knitting. It attests to your amazing knitting fu.

  2. I did blog in the future - apparently this is what happens when you're trying to get ahead, accidentally post for 7/20 and then after posting change to 8/20 - since it was already posted, it doesn't schedule it, but posts anyway with the future date. Especially annoying when I had another post scheduled to appear before this one at the time of posting.


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