Last weekend I finished the Rowan Berry Shawlette that was giving me so many problems. I finally found an error in row 12, well maybe not an error but something I wanted to fix to make it work out better and be more symmetrical. I know that is sort of funny with an asymmetrical shawlette. This was made with two skeins of Berroco Pima 100, 100% pima cotton yarn, and a size I hook. The color is Day Lily, or 8414. It did not take long to make if I don't count the several days of frustration before I got the hang of it. About 420 yards went into this shawlette from my stash. I liked it so much you know I had to give it another go and make number two.
The pattern is quite simple. After you get to row 13 there is a four row repeat that is easy to remember, so easy I often found myself surprised when I was already done with it and had to start the pattern again. I wrote it all down so I would not forget the several changes I made. I'll have the major change on Ravelry soon, just in case your interested in making this. You can find me there at Mereknits of course!
Rowan Berry Shawlette II was completed this morning as I sat down in my quiet house and watched a bit of TV. This is something I never do, I mean never, ever do. But this week has me waking up and 4:45 in the morning and then having to carry out my entire very busy and long work day with little sleep. I don't think it is because of the time change because I did not wake at 5:45 before this. I am plum tuckered out my friends. Besides the no sleep this has been a brutal week at work with many difficult situations that had to be addressed, I'm not sure I handled them all well but I did try.
This shawlette was made with Debbie Bliss Falkland Aran in the color Mustard 07. I uses a size J hook to make it and could actually have gone up a size to allow for more drape. Two skeins of this yarn were used so I am guessing about 400 yards. This will be for the medical foster mother who had Little Buddy when he came into care. I still work at her home about 9 hours a week, she deserves a nice present for having me there so much! This yarn was expensive and I treated myself to it sometime last year. I knew the perfect project would present itself and I think this is it. Jeannette is a love, she still loves Little Buddy so much, her whole family does. We had a visit with her last week. She loves to hear all the stories about him, especially when he is a bit naughty, that always makes her laugh. And a bit naughty he has been this week at school. He is waking up early too, so even with early bedtimes to try to catch him up on some sleep he is still tired. And when Little One is tired he is not very cooperative. Keep your fingers crossed he has a better day today.
Here they are together, I really like them so much. Hope you have all had a good week. I am off to a wedding tomorrow for most of the day and evening. All the men in my house are thrilled I will be out of the area. They can scream and carry on all they want during the Ohio State football game!
Have a good weekend.