Saturday, June 19, 2010

Evenstar Shawl - Clue 6 - Done!

Well, I finally finished clue 6.  After clue 5, this one was pretty easy.  Now I just have to do the border and then the shawl will be done.  I used not quite 1 skein of my Blue Moon Fiber Arts Silk Thread II on the shawl.  I am starting the border with the second skein so I won't run out part way through.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Evenstar Shawl - Clue 5 - Done!

I finally finished up Clue 5.  No more twisted stitches.  Easy knitting now.  This shawl has been a bit tedious to knit.  I think that is partly because of the yarn.  Pure silk, while fun to fondle, is not as fun to knit as a silk/merino blend.  The yarn doesn't stretch, it just doesn't feel as alive as a wool.  The twisted stitches have also been a bit tiresome.  You have to remember which ones are twisted and which ones aren't and they are just more awkward to knit.  But the results are quite stunning.  Forgive the pink background.  I am at my parents' house and don't have any blocking mats with me.  I am on vacation!  My annual trip to Milwaukee for the Bead & Button show.  Tomorrow I hit the road again.  Five days of fun and hard work with my sister in the Beadcats booth, and then I head home again.