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.

Thanks for stopping by.

1 comment:

Jennifer said...

Sal, that is a beautiful shawl, in gorgeous yarn....and fabulously well modelled too! Do you get to keep it, or does it have to go back to the designer? I would have trouble handing it back.