Monday, August 08, 2005

Birch - Finished

Okay, here it finally is on display-

Birch, made from the pattern in Rowan 34 and 3 skeins of Douceur Swirls which is 70% kid mohair and 30% silk. I had a hard time taking a photo of this shawl, because it is a light color and I don't have a lot of dark backgrounds in my house. It's just on the dining table here, doesn't really fit but you get the idea. This is a really weightless-feeling shawl, but I imagine it will be pretty warm because of the mohair.
Another close-up shot-
I have now instituted a rule for myself that I MUST FINISH at least 2 of my UFOs before I can start any additional projects. I was starting to get overwhelmed by the number of things I have going, and the lace projects have been way too appealing lately. Helped by the fact that I am taking massive amounts of allergy medicines for a reaction to a minor virus this weekend, I finished a pair of socks that are intended to be a Christmas gift, and am about 10 rows short of finishing a fair isle bag/backpack that has been going since the spring. I really like working on the bag, but I kind of lost sight of it for a while.
I hope I can stick to the resolve, I have a couple of larger sweater projects that won't get finished quite as quickly, but if I can stick to finishing stuff, I'll feel much more organized, and will have new sweaters to wear this fall as an added bonus!
No spinning other than a little on a spindle, my hands and feet are pretty puffy from the viral reaction and spinning is just not going to be comfortable until this is cleared up.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi, sweets. Sorry you're feeling poorly. The shawl is just beautiful. Wear it with pride!


12:23 PM, August 08, 2005  
Blogger Martha said...

Another bee-uute-tee-full lace project from you!
Would love to hear about your WIPs.

9:13 PM, August 08, 2005  
Blogger Martha said...

P.S. Feel better soon!!!

9:14 PM, August 08, 2005  
Blogger claudia at countrywool said...

Lace, indeed! You go, girl!

6:24 AM, August 09, 2005  

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