Sorry for the delay in blogging. I volunteered for two weeks at the local theatre to help them get ready for a big special event. It was a lot of fun but between that and school, I was kept very busy. I did, however, manage to get some knitting done (of course).
A couple of years ago I scored a great deal on some Kid Silk Haze. After watching Heather and Jane struggle with this sticky, fuzzy yarn, I was more than a little afraid of it. This January I decided to suck it up and knit something with it. I didn't want to tell anyone what I was doing in case I jinxed myself.
I am pleased to announce that I have successfully knit a shawl with Kid Silk Haze without any incidents! In fact, I want to use this yarn for some wedding knitting (now I just need to find some more good deals on it).
After sifting through dozens of patterns on our good friend Ravelry, I decided to make River, which is from Rowan 38 but is also available for free here. I am very pleased with the end result.
River blocking on my multi-coloured foam blocks
River hanging from the curtain rod (you can't quite make it out but it's actually snowing outside. Lousy Smarch weather)
I am madly in love with this shawl and have been wearing it everyday. Unfortunately the navy doesn't show up against my black coat. Also, my Granny tried to kidnap it when I showed it to her last week so I think I'll give it to her for her birthday and knit myself another one (I also have 2 balls of Meadow Green). Until I gift it though I will continue to enjoy it myself :)