Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Yarn Along- Ashby

I am working on my Ashby shawl.  I am using Tess yarn that I purchased at the Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival.  The yarn is 70% alpaca and 30% silk.  It is amazingly soft.  It is a hand dyed yarn from Maine.  I am really enjoying watch this shawl come together although this is a project you can't take your eye off the chart for.  This is also the first project I ever purchased a pattern for.  I have been knitting for about 14 years.  I am not sure how that is really possible, but it is.

I am using "cables without a cable needle" for the cables.  It is really nice not having to transfer the yarn to a cable needle and I think I have they technique mastered :)

Also I included my yarn bowl that my Grandfather just made for me.  I love it!


Debbie said...

it beautiful andee!! you are very talented and how lucky you are to be using the yarn bowl from your grandfather!!

a bowl with special meaning that you will have for ever (as long as tiny doesn't get his hands on it, hehe)!!

did iris ever have her baby?? hows spicy doing??

Monica said...

Love how the cables are showing on your shawl. Funny story about buying a pattern. I have never bought a singular pattern but I do have several books with patterns.

Ah, that yarn bowl is adorable. Will he make them for sale? :-)

Mistea said...

Your yarn project looks gorgeous - the colours are perfect for this type of cable knit.
Very clever Grandpa, that yarn bowl is beautiful.
Enjoy the project.

Lori ann said...

how can you resist andee? :)
your knitting is so beautiful, love the pattern. and that bowl. i've been lusting over your sisters and now yours, my goodness. it's truly an heirloom.

Erin @ Wild Whispers said...

Beautiful! I love the yarn bowl... stunning work!