My name is Meredith and I have a problem, well I have a lot of problems but this one has to do with my obsession with the Elise Shawl. I am completely and utterly obsessed with this pattern. It is fast, and beautiful, and I am in love.
I finished this shawl in just four days, four days that I was working a lot, so it is a very fast crochet project.
I took these pictures yesterday during a big thunderstorm so they are a bit dark. I just couldn't wait to show you. The yarn is much more bright in person, it is a beautiful emerald green.
This is the shawl unblocked. At the widest point (top to bottom) it measured 20", when blocked it measures 28". Perfect I'd say.
As for blocking I am not so hot at it. I'd much rather us my iron and a bit of steam, then give things a bath and pin them all out. I think my points would be pointier if I had, but I didn't want to waste the time because I had to start another one right away. Who wants to be blocking and pinning when they can be crocheting?
This was made with Buggga! yarn by The Verdant Gryphon. It is70% superwash merino, 20 % cashmere and 10% nylon sport weight yarn. I used a size J crochet hook but actually think I could have used a K.
This yarn was gifted to me by a friend, how nice was that? Sean are you reading this? I bet you are rethinking giving me this beautiful yarn!
Onto other bits.......
Did you know that the Countess of Carnarvon has a blog? She lives in Highclere Castle featured in Downton Abbey. Her blog can be found at Lady Carnarvon, it looks like it is going to be very interesting to read.
I have recently ordered a few knitting things from Eat. Sleep. Knit., a lovely yarn store located in Georgia. They were so lovely and quick with my order, I think you should pop by and add them to your list of favorite online yarn stores. They have some Harmony Knitting Needles on sale right now and they are gorgeous (I bought several sizes) I love the pointy tips, just perfect for picking up stitches, and the wood is so beautiful and smooth. The Bugga! yarn was from Eat. Sleep. Knit, so you can find it there.
I finished reading The Yonhlossee Riding Camp for Girls, and I have to say I was a bit disappointed. It got such a wonderful write up in our paper so I was surprised, if you can't really connect with the main character you have trouble is all I am saying. It was very well written, but I was disappointed. Teresa, you were right on this one, she wasn't that thrilled either.
Now I am reading The Light Between Oceans, another great review in our paper and by blog friends. I'll let you know what I think when I am done.
Friday's are now going to be my favorite day of the week. I am working more Mondays-Thursdays so I can have Friday off. A whole day to get things done before the weekend, I think I am going to love this.
Hope you are loving your Friday.