|My Frozen Leaves Shawl|
Although "Frozen Leaves" could easily refer to my yard right now , as anyone else living in the northeast can verify, it is also the name of a lovely shawl pattern written by the gifted knitter, Anusla (on Ravelry).
|Original Frozen Leaves Shawl by Anusla|
I had a skein of Shaefer yarns "Audrey", in the Gloria Steinem colorway. I purchased it years ago on vacation at Patternworks in NH. The yarn is a merino/ silk blend, fingering weight, and lovely to use. I knit the shawl on size 5 Addi Turbo 24 inch circular needles. I rarely buy variegated yarns, and although I do like the finished shawl, I did not envision the color to be so pastel and pink based on the unwound skein, which was far more vibrant. Lesson learned....
|AUDREY from Jimmy Beans wool|
Will she wear a shawl? I hope so. She is a very stylish women, and the shawl is decidedly feminine. It could be tied into a scarf to wear with a coat, or thrown on over a bathing suit. Or, thrown over her shoulders while she is reading her kindle. Either way, I think pretty things are meant to worn, not saved, and I hope she agrees!
|See, Violet is wearing a shawl!|
Happily, I have been very fortunate with my recent book and magazine knitting. I have a number of pieces about to be published in different publications. I can't wait to show them to you- I love seeing the professional pictures. I also have been working on an exciting "secret" project, and will post as soon as I can!
I couldn't attend Vogue Knitting Live this year, which is a premier knitting event held annually in New York City and other select locations. The featured speaker at the gala dinner was acclaimed author Barbara Kingsolver (author of "The Poisonwood Bible"), and I was shocked and delighted to find out that she wore a vest knitted from one of my patterns to speak at the event. She raises sheep, and I wouldn't be surprised if the yarn came from her own sheep.
|Barbara Kingsolver from VK Facebook|
|Cabled Colorblock Vest|