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.
What have you done just for fun lately?!