That's right, I got all the knitting on the Brooklyn Tweed Autumn Leaves Stole finally wrapped up last night.
And the ends woven in.
It was quite late by then so I waited until this morning to block it.
You can see the stitches opened right up for me.
I have to say, though it was long and tedious, it was a great pattern.
Spinning my own yarn may have added to the tediousness, and since it was smaller than the recommended Shelter, I had to drop needle size to 6 to get good stitch definition.
It came out to be about 24 inches wide and 66 inches long. It will be a great winter wrap for my Mom.
I am considering putting it in the fair though. What do you think?
I am now down to one remaining project on the needles! Well, two but one is a simple baby hat that just needs a crown finished off which is maybe 30minutes of work so it doesn't really count. I cast it on when we went to see a movie so I could work on it during the flick. I got the ribbing, body, and first couple crown shaping rounds done during it the movie but never got back to it. Now I may actually get those socks done. Don't hold your breath, but I am going to attempt to finish them up before the Tour de Fleece starts so I can wear them to the retreat and focus my energies on spinning.
Currently I have a beautiful baby camel and silk blend on the wheel. Well, since one bobbin is done and the other not started I guess it's not technically "on" the wheel but you know what I mean.
Alas, let's not forget, every day is made a little brighter with some cute canine silliness.
Am I right?