I was so determined to finish up my shawl that I stayed up way later than I did on New Year’s Eve to knit & block it. My Clover Shawl dried by 8am (thanks to the fan) and I wore it at the Indigodragonfly trunk show at Just Knitting. Kim & Ron brought tons of yarn and Sarah made a delicious lemon cake. Kelly blogged the trunk show including proof of the shawl.

As I knit it, the Clover Shawl is a V-shaped shawl starting with a square that contains a four-leafed clover. Then you bind off on two sides and continue knitting on the other two sides. This pattern is currently in testing in 3 shapes: V, square & rectangular stole. They’ll all have the same clover at the middle and the same wavy lace pattern throughout. I’ll get better pictures later, I promise!

Since I’d been a good girl and actually knit up some Indigodragonfly yarn, I made a little purchase:

From top to bottom: Merino Single Lace in Tardis, Yak! Bam! in Avocado Guacaholymoley, and Merino Silk Lace in Have Fun Storming the Castle.*

I have barely touched the needles since I finished knitting that shawl because I’ve started work on a short term contract this week. I’m getting up around 5 to go to the gym before work. When I get home I get the kids from school, throw in the laundry, make dinner, make the next day’s lunches, sort the laundry, deal with homework & reading, get the kids in bed, and then go to bed myself. Not much knitting time there. I guess I’m working for the weekend.

Another thing taking up my time is party planning! My Ron’s hitting  a milestone birthday this Friday (and I’ll be joining him at that number later in the year), and then our daughter’s 7th birthday is in a couple of weeks, so this is going to be a busy month of cake & celebrations!

*Yes, yet another Princess Bride skein. I still have “My Name is Indigo Montoya”** in the stash as well.
**And when I finish the quote in my head I spell it “Prepare to dye”.

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6 Responses to Finished!

  1. Cookie says:

    Well done! It’s lovely, Natalie!

  2. Tina says:

    I absolutely LOVE it…….. wonderful fabulous incredible! I’ll be watching for it! Good on ya!!!!!!

  3. SOOO Beautyful, I have yo knit it, when I have finished the sunflower.

  4. Elizabeth says:

    I must have missed you at Just Knitting! It was extremely crowded and I was on the lookout for non-superwash yarn (which excluded about 90% of the store), but I found something to buy in the end–some Ottawa from Handmaiden. I think it wants to be a sideways sweater.

  5. Anja says:

    > And when I finish the quote in my head I spell it “Prepare to dye”.

    Aaargh! Now I want that on a t-shirt!

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