I know I’ve been pretty quiet lately, but that’s because I’ve been busy knitting. I’m happy to report that my very large Poppy Field shawl is finally off the needles and blocking. I knit it with Ottawa from Hand Maiden, a thick & thin singles yarn that’s mostly wool. It’s also listed as worsted weight on Ravelry, meaning that my shawl is quite generously-sized! I used almost 3 skeins on it (46 grams left over).
This is a triangular shawl starting in the top center & working out. I’ve got 2 layers of poppy buds, followed by a layer with open poppy flowers. It’s not that difficult a knit as it’s got many rows of stockinette punctuated by predicatable lace stitches, so it’s a relatively quick knit.
Here’s what it looked like fresh off the needles last night:
And here it is blocking downstairs on the guest bed:
Here’s the reason that I’ll be able to bring it to Guild tonight:
And now I’m happily working with some Tosh Merino Light in Oak and Briar. The way the colours show up in the knitting make me think of rich velvet. I’m really enjoying myself!