Sunday, July 25, 2010
the passionate sense
This summer has been very colorful. The hollyhocks flower and also the field bindweed.
And I just finished a shawl designed by Evelyn A Clark. In cashmere and silk.
I have worked several of her patterns : Swallowtail is gorgeous. This shoulderette is called Heartland Lace Shawl. It is a free pattern and I warmly recommend it. The Filatura Di Crosa Golden Superior only weighs 25 g and runs 300 m. The thread is not a springy type and I gave the spine a little extra attention. I do not like when the middle stitch is stretched too much, so I worked the middle stitch like this:
Wrong side: increase:kfb
Right side : decrease: ssk
Unfortunately I ran out of yarn, had to skip 10 rows and missed the beautiful edging called The River of Life.
On my needles is Mary Lou Egan´s lovely flutter shawl called Coquille. A new Knitty hit. And a free pattern, too.
The Lorna's Lace Shepherd Worsted is my absolute favorite wool. The name of the color is Cranberry but I think that it it is closer to the color of raspberries I picked the other day.