two shawls

I can’t even remember if I told you about my finished Thalia Shawl. OK, I just did some quick clicking around my blog and did blog about it, but in a post titled Trunk Show, which doesn’t make any sense at all. In that post, I also mentioned the Mystery Shawl I had started.

Yesterday because it wasn’t too hot (just kidding, it was definitely too hot!) I asked my mother-in-law Noreen to model the shawls, both now finished and blocked. She obliged, even without knowing her payment would be wool. And not just any wool, but wool that had already been knitted into a shawl. And a stunning shawl, at that!

Here’s Noreen in the Thalia Shawl, previously blogged about, but only shown blocking on the bed. Now with live human being! And so pretty.

Thalia Shawl Pattern (or buy all three of the Three Graces) on Ravelry
my project on Ravelry

Thalia, modeled

Thalia, modeled

Thalia, modeled

Thalia, modeled

Thalia, modeled

And now for the Mystery Shawl, the one the model got to keep.

TTL Mystery Shawl 2012
my project page on Ravelry

The yarn in this is Rowan Felted Tweed. It could not be a more perfect yarn for this pattern. It’s my favorite yarn ever (sure, I’ve said this before of other yarns, but this time I really mean it!).

Mystery Shawl

Mystery Shawl

Mystery Shawl

And when I told her she could have it…

Mystery Shawl

I should mention that Noreen is not comfortable AT ALL with having her picture taken. Of course, I understand, but I am so happy she agreed to help me out. Shawls look much prettier on people than on beds or picnic tables. Thank you, Noreen!

FO pics for Knitengruven

Every once in a while Denise – knitengruven on Ravelry – asks me to take a bunch of pictures of all her FOs (finished objects). She brings her XL Ziploc bag, overflowing with gorgeous knitting, mostly socks and shawls. Here are some of my favorites that we shot back at the end of May, before the kids got out of school.

Oak Ribbed Sock by Nancy Bush:

Photoshoot with Denise

Another pair from the same pattern:

Photoshoot with Denise

Reading Mitts by Susie Rogers (in cashmere!):

Photoshoot with Denise

Denise’s perfect version of my pattern, the Asheboro Hat:

Photoshoot with Denise

I couldn’t find this one on Denise’s Rav page! But it’s gorgeous, and has beads:

Photoshoot with Denise

Nefertem by Kirsten Kapur. This one is gorgeous, too:

Photoshoot with Denise

Taygete by Romi Hill, the one with the amazing edging:

Photoshoot with Denise

Perfect yarn + pattern combo, the Boneyard Shawl by Stephen West:

Photoshoot with Denise

Another Romi pattern, the Live Oak Shawlette:

Photoshoot with Denise

And finally, the knitter herself in a black ruffle scarf:

Photoshoot with Denise

Trunk Show

Zigzagstitch Trunk Show

I’m taking this show on the road! No really, I’m headed to Buffalo next week to 1) visit my family and 2) have a trunk show and book signing at The Embraceable Ewe in Hamburg. If you’re close, you should totally come. It’s a potluck, too! Bring something if you can. More info here, from my recent newsletter.

What: Trunk Show! Book Signing! Potluck! At a yarn store!
Where: Embraceable Ewe Yarn Shop in Hamburg, NY
When: Wednesday, June 13, 2012, 6-9 pm

Call the shop or email me if you have any questions!

You may not recognize some of the items in that picture up there. It’s because they’re new patterns! I’m going to debut them at the trunk show, and they’ll be available next week! It’s an eBook!

What else is new? This shawl, for one, which came off the pins last night and was blocked this morning.

Thalia Shawl by Kirsten Kapur

Thalia Shawl by Kirsten Kapur

Pattern: Thalia Shawl, from The Three Graces by Kirsten Kapur
Yarn: Nature Spun Sport
On Ravelry

When I finish this blog post, I am going to wind yarn to knit another one of the graces, Euphrosyne. And given the next picture, you could assume I might have a shawl problem. More specifically, I have a Through the Loops shawl problem. I am not ashamed.

Mystery Shawl

Kirsten is doing a mystery shawl! And knitting shawls in summer just feels good, amiright?
There is more to blog about, but yarn needs winding. You’ll hear from me again soon.