My shawl is done!
I made The Age of Brass and Steam by Orange Flower Yarn. I used Dragonfly Fibers Damsel in the Earth and Green colorway. I used mods on the because I had sport weight and the pattern called for fingering. The sport weight Yarn made this fly off the needles!
(Never mind the dark circles under my eyes….Jellybean is in a having bad dreams at night phase)
I used size 9 US needles and I knit one more stockinette and garter eyelet section each then called for. I even won at yarn chicken with just 2 yards left!! This baby is huge…
It’s 63 inches across and 22 inches deep. As you can see above from my atrocious selfies above that it wraps comfortably around my neck. My mother has been side eyeing this project since I started and so this might be her Christmas present. She spoils me so she is definitely knit worthy!
Awhile back I won some yarn from the 2knitlitchicks podcast giveaway. It’s Dragonfly Fibers Damael in rich reds, blues and greens. It fabulous. I fell down the Rav rabbit hole but did come up with a pattern for this yarn and my currently need for soothing knitting…..The Age of Brass and Steam by Orange Flower Yarn
I cast on during my tonsillectomy recovery. I’m loving it so far!
My garter tab cast needs some work but I’m happy enough, lol. I did end up using size 9 US needles when the pattern states 8s. But the fabric it’s making isn’t terrible so I don’t feel inclined to rip it out and start over. I am just going to have a slightly bigger shawl, no biggie!
I listen to a lot of podcasts and read a lot of blogs. And therefore I enter giveaways from time to time. I never really think I’m going to win but sometimes I get s nice surprise.
Awhile back the 2knitlitchicks had a giveaway sponsored by Dragonfly Fibers to celebrate their Masterpiece Knits collection. And I won! A copy of the collection and skein of Damsel in the Earth and Green color.
The patterns are clever and beautiful. The patterns definitely contain skills that will stretch my abilities. But I think I’m up for the challenge! And the yarn….
It’s so rich and lovely. I just want to pet it for days! Just goes to show that you never know what surprises await if you just give it a try!