Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Orange You Glad I Made Another Shawl?







I couldn't resist making another Jared Flood pattern.  This time I made a Juneberry Triangular Shawl.  It is heavenly.  Jared's patterns are so well written and easy to follow.  I enjoyed making this shawl so much.  The yarn I used was Nuna from Mirasol.  It comes from Peru and is a blend of 40% merino wool, 40% silk and 20% bamboo.  I saw the color in the yarn store and I was drawn to it.  It was such a pretty color and the silk makes it shine.  It is so incredibly soft.  I am sure this shawl is fated to become a gift (that is if I don't start wearing it myself).
 
I am planning on making another Juneberry Shawl with yarn from my parents alpaca Spicy.  Her fiber is the most beautiful fiber I just drool over it every time I see it.  Since she only gets shorn once a year we only get it in small batches. But my parents are doing their best to breed her to make more alpacas just like her. . 
 
We had four skeins 200 yards each stashed away at the farm waiting for the perfect project and I think this shawl will be perfect.  I know I won't need all four skeins....humm what to do with the rest of it.
 

 
I tried to get a picture of her today with my shawl to show her I am going to make one just like it but better with her fiber. She totally didn't seem to care.

 
I will get a better picture of her yarn but there it is above on the right. I have one skein ready to knit as soon as I get off the computer.  On the left is my Mysterious Shawl. I am knitting with Romi's Group in Ravelry. It is so much fun. We get one clue on Friday (for a total of five weeks) then we have all week to knit it until the following Friday. I have no idea what the shawl is going to look like. I have really enjoyed testing my skills by knitting from paper and hoping I am doing it right.  Either way getting the clue on Friday is like waiting for my favorite TV show to air.  Only I think I might have too many WIPs going on to stay ahead of the game.  I am also making a pair of socks, which are on the bottom right.
 
I picked up a copy of Life Magazine's Remembering Audrey 20 Years Later. It is wonderful.  It follows the photographer who photographed her and the behind scenes and stories are so interesting to read about.  Also I just love everything about Audrey Hepburn and I love watching her movies while I knit.
 
Okay onto knit my new shawl. Happy Knitting.
 
~Andee
 
 
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ps- just in case you missed my last post "Let the Voting Begin" I have some of my alpaca photographs entered into a National Alpaca Photo Competition.  It is open to the public to vote on. I have five photographs entered and you can vote on them once a day per household until May.  I am so excited about it.
 
If you have a minute and what to swing by the site to vote here is a link to my post - "Let the Voting Begin"  I really appreciate your support. One of the prizes is the cover of Alpacas Magazine!  That would mean such a big deal to my parents alpaca farm, Arrow Acres Farm.  Thanks again!

20 comments:

Lori ann said...

oh my goodness andee! your shawl is stunning, beautiful beautiful knitting.
love the last photo full of wool too! and audrey.

Brian King said...

Nice work as always!

katharine said...

Beautiful shawl! I'm looking up the pattern right now. It's the colour that makes it for sure.

Alisa said...

I have just cast on for that Shawl as well!!! Yours is gorgeous and has inspired me to speed up my knitting on it!!!
can't wait to see it made up in that gorgeous alpaca!!

Suzanne said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!! I have a weekly stitching mem if you would like to add this project:-)

Kathy said...

I think that is one of the most beautiful knits I've ever seen. I can't wait to see the next one!

Erica S. said...

Beautiful shawl!

wifemomknitter said...

That's a great shade of orange. And I'm not usually a fan of that color.

Lisa @ HappyinDoleValley said...

Wow! Stunning!

Donna said...

That is gorgeous!

Chrissy said...

It's absolutely gorgeous! Love the color and what a beautiful pattern! xxx

The Sitting Tree said...

Beautiful work. The color and pattern are so pretty!

momto5 said...

wow, that shawl is stunning. i bet that yarn is heavenly, silk, bamboo and wool. fabulous.

Kathi said...

Your shawl is so beautiful! I love the color too!

Mistea said...

Gorgeous shawl. The pattern looks lovely and the yarn shows it off nicely.
Enjoy your knitting mystery.

karen said...

the shawl is beautiful and I love how you photographed it!

Debbie said...

awesome title and the shawl is gorgeous!!

Amy said...

Gorgeous shawl. I really love the color and the stitch definition. Your alpaca is beautiful as well.

katie metzroth said...

Your shawl is unbelievably lovely.

Corrie B said...

I'm drooling over everything in this post. Especially that gorgeous little alpaca face!