Marie Z Johansen's tiny bit of ether space dedicated to Sewing, Quilting, Cardmaking, and occasional flights of fancy
Little Iris Shawlette by Anne Hanson
The full shawl
This is my latest knit project. It is called "Little Iris". Designed by Anne Hanson for Kollage Yarns. The pattern also provides instructions for knitting a doll sized shawl - I think that is cute! It is 42" from 'wing' tip to 'wing' tip & 20.5" from the top to bottom at the widest point. For such a small shawl, it seemed to take a long time to knit - several weeks of evening knitting hours. I used my favorite Malabrigo Sock yarn in "Abril" (shown fifth row down and third from the right in the provided link) color way. I have really become a Malabrigo junkie - it's such lovely yarn and even with very 'wool sensitive' skin I can wear it as a scarf. I would love to see more solid colors in Malabrigo sock yarn since I am thinking that I need to work with some solid colors for a change. I've looked at Cascade Pediboo yarn which is totally awesome, but the available colors are not calling to me at all.
A side section
My next project is a cowl knit with worsted weight yarn on a size 9 needle. I am not used to using such large yarn and needles! I hope that I can get through it- it makes my hands hurt! ! I've come to the conclusion that I like to make accessories rather than things like sweaters and that I am most comfortable using US size 2-7 needles with fingering or sport weight yarns.
The bottom section
Yesterday I made a batch of "Buttered Roses"soap. The butter part of the name comes from the cocoa butter this a small part of the recipe. It's lightly scented with Rose and Cardamom essential oils soap that smells heavenly. It's setting up now and later today I will slice it for curing later today.
Yesterday I also completed a small project for C&T made using a new product that they are testing. It's a "for the birds" project that I made just for fun; for a change it's nothing functional really, although it could be I presume. More on this in another post.