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.