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Sunday, November 14, 2010

what's ruffling my feathers

Still way too much going on chez Caffeinated Yarn for my tastes... to borrow from brokeknits: blah, blah, dissertation, blah, blah, scholarship application, blah, blah, the sound of deadlines whizzing past me, blah, blah... Plus some serious family health issues and lots on the calendar, including good things like a rather posh wedding yesterday (huzzah for top-shelf open bars, btw). One thing at a time, I suppose.

I did, however, manage to photograph a shawlette. This was knit a while back but mysteriously hasn't appeared on the blog previously:
 Pattern: Ruffle My Feathers, by Caryl Pierre
Yarn: Orange Flower MCN Fingering Weight, "Raindrop," 1 skein
Needles: Clover US 6 bamboo circs

Notes:
The yarn is soft and lovely, but perhaps a little more variegated than is ideal for this pattern. It was a pretty quick knit, although the feather-and-fan lace pattern is not handled in the most user-friendly way (cough, there may have been a wee bit of tinking, cough).  The shape is great -- it really wraps around you nicely.
BTW, please don't think I'm too enamored of 1990s country-style oak furniture. We live in a world of hand-me-downs, as my in-laws have done a lot of redecorating in the past few years. The stuff's solid and dependable, though, so we're sticking with it until we can afford to replace it with furniture we really love. It's the "reuse" part of the "reduce, reuse, recycle" slogan ;-)

11 comments:

barefootrooster said...

i'm with you on all that blah blah blah-ing. love the shawl -- seems to have just the right amount of ruffling. hooray for good booze. and hopefully, productive sundays?

pendie said...

Besides, the less you spend on furniture the more you have for yarn!

Celestial said...

Cute shawl!

La Cabeza Grande said...

I love the shape of the shawl, Jodi. Well done. Did you wear it to the wedding?

BTW, top shelf is a good thing.

Wanderingcatstudio said...

Very pretty little shawl!

Chris said...

Cute shawl! I hope things settle down for you soon...

At Home Mommy Knits said...

The shawl is so cute.

marycatharine said...

Lovely shawl... it looks like it would be a perfect cozy wrap. I hope things start calming down soon.

Mia said...

Well at least you are finding time to knit. And feather and fan is really simple yet so many designers make it difficult.

And nothing wrong with hand me down furniture. You can always stain it or paint it if you want too. At least it is solid wood. So much stuff today is pressed board which falls apart when you look at it.

Firefly said...

Love the shawl -- pretty color! Love your granny too - beautiful color combinations and so cosy looking.
Happy Thanksgiving!
G

Sharon said...

Yikes - so much in your life is a mix-up. The shawl however is a winner. So nice to have that knitting prozac.