5.31.2017

campside shawl




Wow I can't believe that I have another finished knit to show you two weeks in a row! This is the campside shawl which is a pattern that has been in my queue for a long time now. I honestly didn't know if this gradient yarn (Rifton from Jill Draper Makes Stuff) would be the right choice for it but these spring colors were irresistible and I had to cast on. So glad that I did....the color changes kept the knitting interesting. I love the finished shawl and can't wait to wear it while sitting across a campfire roasting marshmallows. It's a terrific free pattern from pompom quarterly and I wouldn't hesitate to knit another one, maybe in a tonal or solid color next time. I'm so happy to have found a pattern for this beautiful yarn which was purchased a few years ago at Maryland Sheep & Wool. Speaking of which, remember this picture from three years ago?


I had jokingly told my husband after coming home from MSW that I should have let him invest in bitcoins like he had wanted. Well, unbeknownst to me, he had used his own money to buy a few just for fun and today he told me that one bitcoin is now worth $2000.00! That's a whole lot of yarn!

6 comments:

  1. WOW....look at you go, girl!!! Love the shawl....although I must admit I can't imagine ever being cool enough to wear a shawl by the campfire. (Hate being so hot natured....not a happy place for a knitter!) Bitcoin? I'm so out of it. Never heard of this....but I see lots of pretty yarn in your future!!!

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  2. Gorgeous finish. Love the colors in your shawl.

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  3. Love the shawl, such pretty colors and I think they totally work with that pattern! Who would have guessed about bitcoins (regrettably not me)!?!

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  4. I think the color gradient looks fantastic with this pattern! Gives me an idea on what to knit with one of my gradients! -Sierra

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  5. Beautiful shawl! I think the pairing turned out really well! Your husband sounds like mine. He better give you your "yarn cut". hehe.

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  6. Love your campside shawl! I've been meaning to make that forever, too. Love the yarn you chose!

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