finish line!

stripes!

So this blog and I are starting to feel like ships that pass in the night.  I’m going to work on fixing that over the course of the summer.

The good news: I haven’t quit knitting!  See the evidence above: a very large, very finished Different Lines shawl/scarf (scharf, if you will).  I was determined to use up as much of the Malabrigo lace as possible, which meant I added a couple of stipes and more contrast border.  It is gigantic, just the way I like it.  And so airy and light.

It kind of reminds me of Buster and Lucille II: “I know she’s a brown area, with points, and I love her.”

stripes!

My sister and her boyfriend were just here in Nashville visiting and we did the town: Country Music Hall of Fame, Hatch Show Print, hot chicken, honky tonkin’, brewery tour, and all kinds of highjinx.  We also spent a lot of time just hanging out and crafting.  (The boyfriend’s craft happened to be playing Angry Birds, but, well … there was lots of crafting while he played.)

I love seeing my sister because we always have so much fun together.  This time was no exception — and we both ended up much farther along with our respective fiber projects (she crochets).  Pretty win-win.

stripes!

Needless to say, I can’t wait for fall to wear this.  It drapes in a very natural, practical way that I think will mean this shawl might become a favorite.  The colors are awesome — I’m glad I went with the super soft yarn in the super vibrant colors.

stripes!

And now after an early summer of adventure, hometown fun, and meeting up with some great knitters, it’s time to get down to work.   Hello, dissertation.

Happy 4th to those celebrating or just enjoying the holiday weekend!

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6 thoughts on “finish line!

  1. gorgeous. i hear you on the working. and i owe you an email — soon this pile of stuff will feel like it is under control. i too, bound off a stripey something…more on that soon. happy 4th — from me to you, and from boh to alice!

  2. Malabrigo lace is very soft. Be careful with your shawl because Malabrigo lace likes to pill and felt if you look at it cross-eyed. I knit a scarf out of Malabrigo lace weight and one end felted before I finished. I knit the Featherweight Cardigan out of Malabrigo lace weight. It was beautiful the first time I wore it but then felted and pilled so much that now it is unwearable. I only wore it a couple of times.

  3. Just awesome! Love the stripes, love the bright colors, and an Arrested Development reference always makes me happy. Sounds like you’re settling back into Nashville after your European odyssey just swimmingly.

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