Weighing Sock Yarn and a Shawl

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From the mail yesterday, I have in my possession a hank of sock yarn that I was drooling over since “Knitting by the Sea” Lisa flashed it as part of her Rhinebeck haul contest. It is Blue Moon Fibers’ mediumweight Socks that Rock in the Rhode Island Red colorway. After seeing it on her site, I had immediately gone to Blue Moon in hopes of buying it online. Alas, it was not there and my dreams of having one dashed away. But wait, why do I have it now? Well, I won Lisa’s contest! Woo-hoo!! If I can ever get through my next 2 projects, and the other 2 sock projects, I will be knitting this up for sure. 🙂 Speaking of sock yarn, I am going to flash my sock yarn stash for Zabrina.

Tonight was Knit Club at Fabric Place’s Warwick, RI location. For “Show and Tell” I brought the Rhode Island Red hank, and one of the Lacey Worsted weight socks. Even though I gave Dorothy her Running Bunny’s Birthday Shawl yesterday, I had the pattern on me and my camera with the photos. Without further ado, I present Dorothy and her Birthday Shawl. I really love how it looks on her. After much diving through my stash and searching for patterns, I think I did pretty well. 😉

Here are the statistics (followed by more photos)
Pattern: Ostrich Plumes Triangle Shawl by Mary L. McCall
Yarn: (Body) 10 hanks Elsebeth Lavold’s Angora in Colorway 008
Yarn: (Edging) 1 ball Artful Yarns Broadway
Needles: SR Kertzer Limited Bamboo 7.5mm circulars at 80cm

A couple of final notes for you. My apologies to Regina at Soul Glo. I still have not received your thank you card in the mail. I hope to see it this week, and will let you know as soon as it comes in. Second, my fellow Knit Club member Lori was very kind to give me her issue of IK for Summer 2003. Guess which pattern I will be knitting from that magazine? The first person who answers correctly will get a nice little prize. Good luck!! =:8

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  1. Love the shawl….it is beautiful and it looks great on the birthday girl!!

    I am drooling over your sock yarn stash!!

    Congrats on winning the object of your desire…it is great looking yarn. I bet it makes some rockin’ socks!!!

  2. That STR is lovely – I’m so glad you won it. It’s like that Rhode Island Red was just meant to be yours!!! Your shawl came out really nice too – I’m sure the birthday girl loves it. As for the Summer IK – I don’t have it so I had to look online for the projects. Damn, that’s one great issue – there’s a ton of things in there I’D like to knit. But I have to pick one that YOU’D like to knit. Hmmmm – tough call. I think I’ll say the Summer Stole? I’m sure I’m wrong, but I had to at least try. 🙂

  3. Congrats, you’re a really lucky laday!
    The shawl looks fantastic, I can’t imagine how fast you must have knit considering the SIZE of it!!! Lovely work =)

  4. Dorothy’s birthday shawl looks amazing.

    Nice stash. I see some things I’d like to get for myself! Geez, it’s dangerous looking at people’s blogs…

  5. Your Ostrich Plumes Shawl is just lovely, and looks so very nice on your friend – she is a lucky woman.
    Mary McCall used to live in my hometown, and I took a lace knitting class from her. The Ostrich Plumes was the first lace shawl I ever knit – she is a great teacher and designer. If I knit it again I , too, would change the border, as written it is a bit heavy.

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