Tuesday, August 30, 2011

They Called Her Unsinkable

I was able to finish another of the test knits for my friend in New York this past weekend. This is another of the Women of Substance series shawls - The Unsinkable Molly Brown. I used a Wollmeise superwash merino yarn and it was a delight to handle. No splitting, soft to the touch. This shawl is a long one, with a gentle swoop along the neckline. The bottom lace represents the waves in the sea when the ship sank.

Again, I'm really proud of this one. And the designer is pleased as well. There has been a lot of chatter on the boards about this one.

We have some clouds appearing in the sky tonight...John is out mowing while he can. Thank goodness he doesn't have to mow the entire 10 acres any more...4 acres is more than enough to have to mow on a regular basis. And then, come October, he can put the mower under the house for the winter. In March he will start mowing again. Growing up in California and Arizona, I never thought about having mowing seasons. But that's part of life here in the Ozarks.

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Friday, August 26, 2011

I've been knitting a test knit for my friend in New York for the last month. I've never knit a shawl before and this one is a delightful knit. I used approximately 1000 yards of yarn and 1600 beads. The shawl is Mary Magdalene - the third in her Women of Substance series. Money collected from this series will be used to sponsor scholarships for women studying service industries in 2012.

.I enjoyed knitting this shawl so much that I have another in the series almost ready to bind off. The Unsinkable Molly Brown will be off the needles and going into a lukewarm bath and then a gentle stretch this weekend and I will post pictures once she's ready and the designer gives me the Okey Dokey to do so.

If you wish to purchase this pattern or any of her other ones, please follow this link Meggie's Patterns . This will allow you to purchase any of the Women of Substance patterns, even future ones that haven't been released yet. For a list of the patterns she is going to release, check them out here. If you wish to purchase this pattern, the cost is $9.00 until it goes live, then the price goes up to $12.00. September 10th is the day the pattern goes live so you've got a few days to mull it over.

It's finally cooling off here in the Ozarks. I feel autumn in the air when I get off work. Thank goodness! The heat and humidity has been really wicked this year and I can't wait for autumn to finally settle in. Not that I'm looking forward to winter - I really don't mind the cold, I just dislike ice and snow.

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