No, we don’t have icicles here yet. A killing frost and appropriately chilly mornings, but no icicles. Whether it was the change of season or the vacation (yes, Mr. Owl and I checked out for a bit), the reset button has done its job.
The knitting mojo is back, and not a nanosecond too soon. Count on a few skeins of Birte to cure whatever ails you.
In the meantime, I am attacking the runway full of projects waiting for blocking. Which brings us to the icicles: the Oslo Walk Shawl
from Susanna IC. The yarn is special. It is my friend Nancy Zeller of Long Ridge Farm‘s first attempt at semi-solid dyeing. Her results on this 100% silk were spectacular. All she needed was a nice piece to show it off.
The shawl was
originally featured in a spread in Interweave Knits about contrasts in knitting. I went a different direction, using this finer cobweb silk and 8/0 taupe lined crystal AB Miyuki beads from Twisted Sistah Beads. The breeze and sun co-opted my efforts to capture them
winking on the edging. Use your imagination: Ice crystals on pewter.
Project marriage score: 9
Needles:US 7 for CO and BO, US 5 for knitting, .5mm crochet
hook for beading
You’ll find the shawl and the yarn at the Long Ridge Farm booth in Building A at Rhinebeck this weekend. Scads more of my knitting will be at the Spirit Trail Fiberworks booth, also in Building A. Maybe you’ll find me there, too.
Keep your eyes peeled for owls 😉