Friday, May 01, 2009

storm clouds are comin'

hello! it's really me this time! and i finally finished something! my non-knitting run is still going pretty strong...i'm knitting, just not very much. i think the tide is turning though...i hope so. i miss finishing things, and i have several nice things that are nearly done if i just got a little bit of inspiration.

i cast on for this project right after lolly posted pictures of her completed storm cloud shawlette, because i instantly knew that i wanted to use the alchemy temple yarn that i won last year in the knitters for obama raffle to make one of my own. i felt like it would be a really good match for the yarn, and would allow this variegated yarn to "behave" how i wanted...i always struggle with what to do with variegateds, because i often thing they muddy up a pattern and just look too busy knitted up (though they're so pretty in the skein!), but i thought it might work here.

this was just the easy, mindless knitting i needed! it knit up quickly over a week, and was soon off the needles. i really love this little shawl! the little ruffle is so sweet, and the colors look rich and peacock-ish. this one is going to be a gift, i think, but i will definitely be making another one for myself with a lingering skein of sundara sport merino. it's the perfect project for one or two skeins of really beautiful yarn.

pattern: storm cloud shawlette
yarn: alchemy temple, almost two skeins exactly
needles: size 8
mods: none!

i actually do have other finished things to show, but they are also gifts, so i probably need to wait until they arrive with the recipients before i show those off. soon though!