Friday, September 10, 2010

Actual Knitting Content

That's right, I actually finished something. It is warm and soft and cuddly.

My version of the Danish Tie Shawl. I didn't have the correct Spin Off (Spring, 2008)where the shawl was featured, but I found a similar one on Ravelry here. I didn't stop when the directions said, I just kept knitting until I ran out of yarn. I used two skeins of natural Kimmet Croft Softie that I got at the Textile Center Garage Sale and dyed myself.

Here it is as intended to be worn. It crosses in front and ties in the back, leaving the hands free to do whatever. No fussing trying to keep the shawl on.

I finished it just in time too. There has been a marked change in the weather, so this will come in handy at the Threshing Bee next weekend. I'll be doing spinning demonstrations. If you're near St. Charles, MN, stop by and say hi!


Eyes to See said...

I just love this!!! The color, texture and functionality of it! Superb!

Mama Pea said...

Your knitting is lovely, but I think it's your hand dye job on the yarn that "makes" it!

Joy said...

Lovely shawl and gorgeous color. Kimmet Croft is yummy yarn - I'm sure you'll enjoy it!

Joyce said...

Seen it. Loved it. Started it! Don't have the hand dyed yarn but did have something I could use. Will have to dig out the circular needles but the straight ones will do for now. Also had a little look round on and found something else to make and ordered some lambswool to make it with. Thanks for the autumnal inspiration!