Sunflower is off the needles!

It’s been a busy week here in the land of perpetual house showings. Despite that, I’ve finally managed to cast off my sunflower shawl. It’s not blocked and dry yet, but here’s a little preview of what it looked like off the needles:

This is the larger version, and it took a bit more than 1 skein of fingering. The very talented Hasmi of Rocky Mountain Dyeworks dyed her Bow Falls Fingering in a colour she called Sunflower specifically for this project. The smaller version will be possible to knit with a regular 100g skein of fingering weight. And now I’ve got to write it up so that others can test it pronto! But first it’s on the guest bed blocking because the guest bed will be occupied tomorrow night:

I’m making an e-book! Help me name it!

The sunflower shawl is #2 in a series of shawls inspired by fields in France. Lavender Fields was #1. My next project is inspired by vineyards. And then there’s going to be a poppy project too. I’m going to put up the e-book for sale at a discount when the sunflowers are done (in time for the Tour de France). At that point only half of the patterns will be ready. It’ll be further discounted for those who’ve already bought Lavender Fields.

My problem is that I’m not sure what to call this e-book. Summer in France? French Fields? Anyone? Help? Make a suggestion and I’ll give a copy of the e-book to the first person who makes the winning suggestion.

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9 Responses to Sunflower is off the needles!

  1. Kelly says:

    Absolutely gorgeous!

  2. Monika says:

    The shawl is gorgeous!
    Maybe “summer flowers” would be a good name?

  3. how about Provence? looks like all the designs could have been van Gogh inspired.

  4. Cookie says:


    I agree with Martha. Something about Provence and the acre upon acre filled with all those wonderful plants that you’re being inspired by. Proven├žal Summer or something. Maybe?


  5. fiona says:

    Love the sunflowers! “The Fields of France” ” A Journey Through France” (or Provence or Normandy or Brittany etc. “In Flanders Fields”

  6. Rachelle says:

    What about “Les Fleurs de Mon Coeur” or however you french people would actually say it. Sounds very chi chi :)

  7. Anne Gravel says:

    Fields of Dreams, or perhaps in keeping with the French theme, Champs de r├¬ves? No matter what you call the book, the patterns are gorgeous and I love the sunflowers. I’m trying to order some Emerald Lake Lace from Rocky Mountain so I can be ready for the KAL!

  8. Jaimee says:

    Flowers of France

  9. kmkat says:


    Try not to imbibe too much whilst being inspired by the vineyards ;-)