Monday, October 10, 2016

Fall Finish

Hey you guys I finished my shawl! First big knitted object for me and boy did I learn a few things along the way. Like a garter tab cast on, M1L and R, and spit splicing (always wanted to try that).  A big shout out to my Mom for helping me through a few rough patches.  I spent this entire past weekend on my butt knitting the last 2 sections, making fringe and blocking.  The Shelter yarn was really nice to work with and smelled particularly sheepy :) 
I'm still working on my nine patch quilt, and a crocheted blanket, but am itching to cast on the next knitting project, which will either be another shawl or a hat.  I ordered some yarn to make an Arika too, but maybe I'll wait until it arrives and finish up the quilt first.
The last two pictures are of a notions bag, which is made out of some kind of recycled vinyl, and is virtually indestructible.  I love that aqua sewing machine.  The fabric was bought at my local fabric store which I just heard is going out of business at the end of the year.  That puts the next closest fabric shop about 45 minutes away. Bummer.
Hope you all have a good week.  I have NOTHING going on this week, first time in a long time, except an appointment to get the septic tank pumped on Friday, which is kind of crappy hahaha. That's how exciting my life is. 


  1. Sounds like you are going to need more time to visit your LQS and plan accordingly! Of course, it could save you money too!
    Love the shawl Lynne! I have never made one, so I really admire the skill that must have taken! Enjoy wearing it!

  2. The shawl is beautiful, Lynne. Well done.

  3. That is a beautiful finish! Nice job ♥

  4. Your shawl is beautiful! Love the notions bag. Sorry to hear about your local fabric store closing. Same thing here, I now have to drive 45 minutes if I need fabric, zippers or thread.

  5. You learned how to knit! Thats wonderful and the shawl also.

  6. That shawl is so dreamy. Your fabric shop closing makes me want to give you a hug...

  7. I think you should fill your days with knitting and sewing, think how relaxed you will be. I am loving the shawl, perfect color and perfect pattern. You did a fabulous job.


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