I have two fantastic finished objects that just might be the perfect things to help me when summer withdrawals start happening about mid-October!
First up – Tales from the Isle of Purbeck. This was a MKAL that I was late to join, but join I did. I spent some time thinking about what would I like to knit this with and I settled upon a truly spectacular yarn; ElsaWool fingering weight, woolen spun Cormo. Now if you have not tried any of Elsa’s products – you need to. Really. The wool is from Elsa’s own sheep and it is expertly crafted into the softest, yummiest yarn. She sells both woolen spun and worsted spun yarns, as well as knit garments. And, the sheep pictures are lovely! Add to this the incredible service you get from Elsa herself, it is an experience not to be missed. If wool “makes you itch” you need to try some of ElsaWool, you won’t be disappointed – it is baby soft! I also love this brown with my Indigo Linen Dress No. 2! The pattern is really very simple and once I had the flow of it, it went very quickly. I did a partial repeat of chart 3 to increase the size. And, I really love the Icelandic bind off. If you wanted a light, but warm shawl for the fall, this might be just what you are looking for!
The finishing did not stop there, I also finished up Nahant. It really did not take much time, thanks to the Lava Field on Netflix! I had been moving right along on this until it got too big to be good “travel knitting”. The yarn is some vintage Yarn Hollow BFL that I spun up some time ago. I had two bumps of fiber that were in similar colorways, as I recall. Anyways, I spun up each bump and then plied them together. There are times when the colorways match harmoniously, and times when they barber pole together. I really like how this turned out – and it is LONG. I can wrap it twice around my neck and still have scarf hanging down. Plus, the colors remind me of the changing leaves.
I am left looking at my basket of WIP’s wondering what will I pull out next. There is something so gratifying about getting something done quickly. And, crossing another item off the list is always a bonus. Pincha, I think this means you are up next! With the temperature in the 90’s and the humidity so high it feels like a sauna outdoors, staying in the air-conditioned house is not hard.
What are you finishing this week?
These are both beautiful and I love how you are so well-prepared for fall with your FOs! I’m not sure that I’ll be finishing this week, but I’m giving a baby blanket and Hitchhiker my best efforts. I’ve got some Dr. Who striped yarn coming that’s for a gift in October, so I better finish something first. Thanks for the gorgeous inspiration!
Those are both fabulous! Truly gorgeous, the color, the pattern, the execution!
Wow! Beautiful finishes. Nahant does indeed look like fall leaves. And Purbeck is stunning! I’m going to pull out my pattern and see if I have any yarn in the stash. Of course, I’m still thinking of Cladonia and realized I have both the yellow and grey yarn…just need a pop for the end….and I need to retire so I have more time for knitting. Hot & very humid at the eastern part of PA as well. So ready for Fall!!
Both knits are gorgeous!
They are both incredible finishes! I love the colors of your Nahant and the lace on Purbeck is beautiful! Nicely done! I finished the toes on my socks, but I’m still slowly working on my TTLM! It will be finished by months end!
Both are lovely and I especially like the Nahant – colors are lfo fallish…
both stunning finishes, that you spun the wool you knitted for the scarf/shawl is remarkable, well done!
LOVELY! I think they are both just wonderful. XO