It is *still* November!

And...we have some finished projects!

Pattern:  Maxfield by Amy Christoffers
Yarn: Main color Northfield by Valley Yarns in Black (899 yards) and Honor by Lorna's Laces in Shoreline (343 yards).

While not as exciting as a modeled shot, this is a Christmas gift.  Hopefully, there will be photos of the happy recipient before too long.

This was a delightful knit.  The first one I made was a larger size and I finished it in less than three weeks, but this one took a month and a half.  Friday night I completing knitting of all the pieces. Saturday, I soaked and blocked them.  Sunday, it took me all afternoon to seam the shawl front collar to the body and pick up stitches to knit along the fronts.  I was surprised at how long it took me to get that done, but it is lovely, and I am very pleased!

Once I knit the front bands, I vacillated over whether I should soak the whole thing again to block them out properly, but ultimately decided to spray the fronts with a water bottle (saturating them, actually), and blocking them out.  I think that worked well.

In addition to knitting, I pulled a couple of things off the loom, as well:

This was a simple even weave pattern with some really pretty and funky yarn. The warp is Liberty's Yarn Sockenstein in Emyperian and the weft is Universal Yarns Bamboo Bloom Handpaints in Kanji, which I have used before:

The only difference between the light blue cowl and the pink one, is the color of the yarn I used to warp, as the weft is the same yarn (I have a partial skein left of it, too!).

Lastly, I finished weaving a lovely, long scarf on Saturday:

The warp was a new-to-me yarn: Manos del Uruguay Alegria in Antigua.  

The weft was the last of my favorite MadelineTosh merino light in Coquette:

Now, the focus is on finishing one more sweater for Christmas...

Anyone else working on a holiday deadline?


Anonymous said…
Beautiful projects!

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