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.

Thanks again for stopping by.


Jennifer said...

Beautiful shawl - what a lovely rich colour, and I love the wave pattern.

Jackie said...

GORGEOUS! Love it! Did you use 2 skeins of Wollmeise?

Sally said...

Actually, I needed a bit of a 3rd skein to finish this one....1100 yards total for this wrap.

Derek White said...

That's pretty cool, Sally! I hope you're doing well! When are you coming to Utah again??

Randy said...

Really beautiful. Both the wrap itself and the color you chose.