Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Yarn Along :)

Unfortunately, it seems that my camera is in need of new batteries. But I managed to grab a few pics before it gave up on me.

The fourth and final bridesmaid stole is cast off. Now it needs blocking--probably not until after this summer course is over next week. Two stoles to block, and then the bridesmaids' gifts are finished! The shawl pins I ordered to go with them were waiting for me when I went home last weekend, so I will have to take pictures of them at some point.

I just finished Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri--it's way overdue at the library, unfortunately--and have started In the Hall of the Dragon King by Stephen R. Lawhead on my Kindle. I know I read this years and years ago, but I've forgotten all of the first book. Actually, I don't think I read it myself--it was my dad who read it to me as a bedtime story. As I read it for myself the first time, I am realizing that this book really shaped the way I wrote my first novel back in high school, though I was basically unaware of it. (No, I never finished the novel, but I got to 150 single space pages. I started rereading it recently. Good times.)

Last but not least ....

.... I have cast on my wedding shawl!

The pattern is Echo Flowers, the yarn sweetgeorgia cashsilk lace in Riptide. Gorgeous .... I'm on the 8th repeat of the body pattern. Not sure if I'll do 12 or 13 total. We'll see when we get there!

(Also cast-off a hat for Japan, but sadly, no pictures.)

Linking up with Ginny.


  1. That yarn is beautiful!!! I think you will be a picture perfect bride. I really like the final bridesmaid shawl, I bet you are happy to have finished it.

  2. What a gorgeous color for your wedding shawl!

  3. Ditto--what a beautiful color for your shawl!

  4. wow, it's amazing that you are knitting so much for your wedding. i love that! the shawls you've made are so beautiful. i can't wait to see yours when it's finished.

  5. Beautiful stitch pattern. An amazing task you have set yourself. The colour of your shawl is perfect. They are all going to look wonderful on the day!