Thursday, August 13, 2009

A stealth revealed

A few weeks ago, I alluded to a project I couldn't talk about yet so, I've been without a good bit of knitting material to talk about as a result. My friend (who's getting married to another close friend of mine in a few short weeks) Shel got the package today!!

Pattern: Forest Canopy Shawl
Yarn: Malabrigo Silky, about 1.6 skeins, in Grey-Green
Needles: Size 8 (or 9?)
Mods: None, I decided to stick to the pattern as written. I probably could have done another repeat, but the silk content of the yarn makes it annoying to rip back. It wasn't worth the potential stress.

This was a straightforward knit that will fit the bride just about the same way it fits me. Not too big/unwieldy if she decides to wear it on her wedding day, and will make a good scarf as well all wrapped up in a New England winter.
At this point in our photo shoot, I was telling the Tall Guy that it was a good thing I like Shel so much and that this yarn was a perfect match for her blue-blue eyes... or I would be keeping the shawl for myself! We have a friend in town this weekend, so I'll be sharing what's on the needles now in a few days.
Happy weekend!


  1. Pretty! I so wish I had the stamina to finish a shawl... any shawl! Ah well... ;)

  2. She absolutely LOVES it, by the way. She forgot to show it to me last night but said it is the prettiest thing EVARRR.

  3. I LOVE it. It is the prettiest thing EVER.
    ~ Mkick