Friday, March 15, 2013

Truckee Shawlette KAL update

Oh my, where has the time gone!  I just realized that we are past the end date I set for this KAL!  And I have yet to restart my shawl!  Yikes!  As Jeanne mentioned in her blog post this week, so much has been going on around here!  I've completely lost track of time!  Lots of fun things I can't yet disclose are coming and we're so excited about them!

We are seeing some completed Truckee Shawlettes and WOW are they beautiful!  I am in awe of the wondrous ways each handcrafter comes at a project and at the personal nuances each person adds!

Bold stripes, subtle stripes, no stripes, large needles, smaller needles, more blocking, less blocking, extra pattern motifs added... the list goes on and on!!!

How would you all feel about continuing this KAL awhile longer?  I don't want to miss any of the fantastic ideas you all have!  I'm thinking to maybe the end of March.


In the meantime here are a few photos that I've been able to snap here in the shop.  For more, check out the Truckee Shawlette thread in our Ravelry group!
Sharons Truckee Shawlette with Plymouth Finial Black Horn Shawl sticks


 
This one was made by our very own Sharon!


She knit it double stranded on a US 7 needle. She made the modification of crocheting a single crochet edge around her whole shawl with the remainder of her contrast color. If the edge was stretchy enough she simply crocheted each stitch, if she needed it stretchier she did a chain 1 between each single crochet.

I tried to take a close up of the crochet stitches below.















One of our local customers, Iris, knit this fresh, springy green and purple Truckee Shawlette which is modeled by our lovely Ashley.  Iris was too shy to model it herself. ;)










And sadly, this is the current state of my shawlette.  With any luck I can get restarted on it next week. 






If you have a photo of your completed shawl project and would like to have it immortalized, I would love to post it here on the blog. Please send photos to me at askTerry (at) jimmybeanswool dot com.

On other notes, the Downton Abbey MKAL project, Lady Violet's Dinner Gauntlets pattern is now up on our free pattern page.

Our March Class Calendar is also up on our class page.  Lots of fun new classes so please sign up as soon as possible.  If you have purchased a Schacht Cricket Loom and want to learn how to use it we have a class scheduled this Saturday at 1:30 pm. hurry and sign up!  This class will be taught by one of our very experienced local weavers, Sharon Campbell!

Until next week, Happy Knitting!

Terry

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