Tuesday, March 16, 2010

7 stitches

Spring is sprunging in Montreal this week. It's about a month ahead of schedule, but hey, I won't complain. I've been wearing my lovely Spring coat, have bid a fond farewell to my winter boots (but they'll be back...), and today I had my first Haagen Dazs ice cream bar of 2010. Oh yeah!

The switcheroo to DST time also means that it's still light when I get home from work, and thus can take pictures for the blog (OK, PHIL can take pictures of ME for the blog, heh)! I give you my recently completed Milkweed Shawl :

Knit with Handmaiden Casbah sock yarn (HAH! How ANYONE can call this sock yarn is beyond me, but that's another matter entirely) in the Pansy colourway, this project was a gem from start to finish.

There's just something about this type of project that tickles my fancy. I guess I can't get over the fact that you can wind up with a pretty friggin' fantastic piece of neck fashion with a pattern that starts simply with "cast on 7 stitches".

I'd say the only "bad" thing about this project is that it didn't use up the entire skein of Casbah, and I hate to leave any of that scrumptious, delicious yarn to waste. Any suggestions for a project that would require roughly 55 yards or less?

Happy Knitting Everyone!


Anonymous said...

I know this hamster..... ;)
(really lovely shawl)
....it's me. The Enabler. I can't remember my login right now and I want to go to bed, so I'm signing on as anonymous...

Knit and Purl Mama said...

Love the shawl. It's gorgeous. Wow, that's great you have leftovers. If you feel that my sock yarn blanket deserves 5g, let me know :) Other than that.... baby socks? Need a gift for anyone?

I love DST. I love it being bright at 6pm! So happy & cheerful.

I have the same scale as you, in pink too. It's great, eh?

Sereknitty said...

The shawl is fabulous! Really love the colours and of course, the yarn is one of my current faves.

The left overs? Saartje booties!

Sandra said...

Hey.. great pics. Where did you get your scale ?

Sinéad said...

Well check you out in your spring coat & milkweed shawl! Step off! You look great, & the shawl goes really well with your coat :) As for suggestions for 55 yards? Nope. sorry.
Hope you enjoyed a Jemmy in Irelands name yesterday ;)

Big Girl Feet said...

Gorgeous as always & love the colour on you!!

Holly said...

Lovely shawl - great choice of pattern, it complements the yarn so well.

18 gm? Perhaps a contrast yarn in short sock tops? Baby booties? I-cord for a necklace?

Amelah said...

Camera cozy?

Don;t put those boots too far away...there is always the surprise snow fall that likes to creep up on us!!!

birana said...

I'm realising last time I came here there was still snow outside! Nice shawl and cashbah is an amzing yarn!!!