The cooking portion of this post and all cooking content has now moved to my cooking blog, A Chef’s Daughter.
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Moving on! As promised, KNITTING CONTENT! Really!
Last Saturday I had a lot of blog-reading to catch up on (new responsiblities at work mean I never get to play online while on the clock anymore!) and I didn't feel like working on any of my mindless projects . . . I cast on a new mindless project instead! Using Tanglewood Fiber Arts Superwash Merino in Newport Rocks and a size 11 needle, I cast on for a top-down triangle shawl done all in stockinette. By the end of the day I had a shawlette!
Here it is, freshly bound off and hanging off the window lock so I could photograph it while holding the other end (this is a highly advanced photography technique, in case you were wondering). I planned to wear it as a scarf instead of a shawl, so I increased more at the beginning and end of the rows than I did in the middle, to give me a wider & shorter triangle. On size 11 needles the fabric is just a bit airy, perfect for a shawl/scarf.
Here it is blocking on a towel:
This picture is absolutely terrible for color, the sun was already going down by the time I took this shot!
Pattern: Top-down triangle scarf in st st, additional increases at beg & end
Yarn: Tanglewood Fiber Arts Handspun Superwash Merino in Newport Rocks
Needles: US size 11
Started: November 22, 2008
Finished: November 22, 2008
Leaving you with an arty shot:
Wow, I just checked and my last FO post was in AUGUST! How the heck did that happen? Gotta get some projects off the needles and posted . . .
The shawl looks great. The colors are amazing. And that pumpkin spice cake looks yummy! Have you been reading their blog? I love it and I plan to make their Pannetone.
The colors in your shawl are beautiful a perfect compliment to that delicious looking pumpkin cake! I love all the fancy shaped cake pans. they can make a very simple cake look so pretty.
December 07, 2008
I am addicted to KAF’s scone mixes. On the pumpkin cake, in a pinch the Bisquick recipe for pumpkin ring is great and uses the same wonderful pan! http://www.bettycrocker.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?recipeId=35655