Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Yarn Along~ Shawls

 
 


My Spire is growing! I finished the last chart of the body and now I'm ready to start the knitted on edging. Well almost ready. I have to make the yarn first. I am hoping I have enough fiber left to make enough! Yikes.
 
A few weeks ago when we were heading back from South Carolina we drove through Virginia. I had a knitting dork moment and was knitting in the car and announced to my family I was knitting with Ginny. The kids had no idea what I was talking about. Somehow I felt like since I was in Virginia and I was knitting I was in fact knitting with Ginny :) I was knitting a shawl. It was a Mystery KAL which I have finished, but I've supposed to keep it secret until May 2nd. Some people were keeping the mystery KAL a total mystery and I'm not supposed to spoil it.  But I can't resist sharing pictures so......................SPOILER ALERT!!!!
 
IF YOU ARE WORKING ON ROMI'S "IT'S A MYSTERY" CLOSE THIS PAGE NOW!!!
 
THERE YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED
 
FINISHED PICTURES AHEAD
 
 
Okay I hope I don't ruin the surprise for anyone. I for one kept the last two clues a mystery which was fun, but I do love seeing and chatting with everyone during the KAL. So I think I'd rather peek to be part of the group then keep it secret next time.
 
So here is my Mystery Shawl.



The alpacas had no interest in helping me out with pictures. But isn't the shawl pretty! Romi didn't disappoint with this pattern. I absolutely love it!





This was definitely not a mindless knit during the lace sections! But there were parts of it that flowed which was nice.  I loved Manos Fino yarn and I have enough left over for a little project.

 
So I hope I didn't ruin anyone's surprise! But I really couldn't resist sharing. Especially for all the people that are going to the Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival this weekend and are looking for a pattern to knit. I am so sad I am not going this year. It didn't work into my schedule :(
Hopefully next year!
 
Oh and some funny bloopers from my shawl photo shoot.
 
Strike a pose!


I use a remote shutter to take the pictures while my camera is on a tripod. Tiny claims he has magic powers to make the camera take pictures. Funny kid.


I'm joining with Ginny's Yarn Along. 

16 comments:

Alisa Schenck said...

beautiful shawl!!

Debbie said...

oh Andee, it's just gorgeous and the farm looks amazing!! Lots of pretty blooming trees for the alpacas!!

Kathleen said...

What a gorgeous shawl and I love the pictures! I am learning to love lacework as I am finishing up two different shawls with lacework.

knitinthesquare said...

That's gorgeous, I love it!!

karen said...

I love that you ruined the surprise for us and modeled your shawl, so very pretty and love the colors and the wavy lace pattern :)

Donna said...

Both your shawls are just gorgeous! What fun pictures. I love the yarn in your Spire. Beautiful work!

Amanda said...

Two beautiful shawls! I haven't worked myself up to lace, yet. You're an inspiration!

Estela said...

I love the shawl you are posing in, very pretty!

mamasmercantile said...

Beautiful shawls and what an amazing place to live, truly wonderful backdrop with the alpacas.

elizabeth said...

oh! that is very pretty!!! :)

CathieJ said...

Your mystery shawl is gorgeous. I also love the gradation in colors on your Spire. Beautiful.

wifemomknitter said...

Holy horse! I love the gradient colors of your first project.

The mystery shawl is gorgeous.

Heldasland said...

Stunning, the colours are amazing .Your photos are beautiful. You must be thrilled

Reinventing Mother said...

Stunning!!!!

Donna said...

Stunning shawls - I love the colour of your Spire- it's a gorgeous pattern- I've added it to my 'to knit' list. x

angelina said...

oh my goodness !!!!!! that shawl, those alpacs, beautiful . x