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January 15, 2007
Forest Canopy is Done...Now I'm Hooked on Argosy

Knitting this shawl was thoroughly enjoyable and I love the finished product - a simple, beautiful shoulder shawl that I am wearing right now while blogging on this cold, rainy, Massachusetts morning. Due to the dreary weather, these photos are quite poor.The modeled picture is closest to true is definitely not as pink as that one on the lower right. Click to see pre-blocking (look at that grass - January in MA?)and blocking pictures if you are interested.

Forest Canopy

Don't forget that you can click on the pictures to enlarge

Pattern: Forest Canopy Shawl by Susan Pierce Lawrence - a superb, explicit pattern
Yarn: 1 skein Mountain Colors Weaver's Wool Quarters in "Canyon" colorway (I ALMOST went for an extra repeat, but opted not to ....I had 19 grams leftover ...could I have gotten another repeat??? I'll never know)
Needles: Denise circular - size 8
Size: 52" across by 23 " down - exactly the size of Susan's sample

Forest Canopy Forest Canopy

on to my new obsession.....

Inspired by Laura at Sugar Bunny Blvd. (She is doing it in her own handspun!)This is the beginning of Argosy from the latest issue of Knitty. I started it last night and I don't want to stop (even though I SHOULD be working on a certain pair of socks and a tweed sweater) I'm using Noro Silk Garden Lite in color 2017 and it is FUN. The pattern is an easily memorized 8 row repeat - perfect for take along! The yarn had a bunch of knots in it (as is usual for Noro in my experience) , so I have played around with the 2 skeins trying to make them at least similar.....we'll see.