Before I get to this week’s knitting post, we have some housekeeping to take care of in regards to the winner of the Legendary Knits give away. I made a numbered list of all of the comments on that post (there were 74 total once I removed the duplicates) and then I used Random Number Generator to choose a number between 1 and 74.
The winning number is a low one: 3. And commenter number 3: Laurie! Hooray for Laurie! And hooray for everyone who commented – I have a whole list of new-to-me fairy tales to read now.
Okay, onward to the actual knitting content of today’s post.
I finished and blocked my Color Affection Shawl. Hooray! I actually call this my South Cape Beach Affection Shawl because the colors of the yarn, custom dyed for me by Vicki, were inspired by a photo I took at South Cape Beach, our summer vacation spot. (Refresh your memory here if you so choose.)
I started this on the first day of our beach vacation and kept it at for the entire two weeks we were there. Rows and rows of garter stitch are great for vacation knitting.
I finished it about two weeks after our vacation ended and I couldn’t be happier with it. The colors are so pretty and remind me of being at the beach with my family and friends. I tried to coordinate a trip to South Cape Beach for a photo shoot but time is short and I couldn’t work it out. Instead, I took it to the pond behind my office and set it up there.
I bet you never thought an oak tree would make a great model for a hand knit shawl, did you? Any port in a storm, my friends. Any port in a storm.