Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Lucca






A while ago I finished my Lucca Shawl but I never shared it on the Yarn Along.  I was hoping to get a few pictures of me wearing it with Treasure & Lily the two alpacas who's fleeces I used to make this pi shawl. But that hasn't happened yet.

This is a Brooklyn Tweed pattern and I really enjoyed every second of knitting it. It knitted up very quickly. I made it using heavier weight yarn than the pattern called for but I wanted to use it as blanket. Since it has been finished it has been living at my spot on our brown leather couch draped over the back. I love getting to see it shown off in our Family Room everyday. I love that the yarn is from of two of my most favorite alpacas! 

I think what helped me knit it so quickly was that I listened to "The Martian" while I was working on it. I really LOVED the book. My husband also listened to the book. I would tell my kids (ages 8 & 6) about things that happened in the book and they loved hearing about it. Finally after we had both finished listening to the book we all watched the movie together as a family and we all really enjoyed it. 




13 comments:

Tracey ~ Clover said...

Your Lucca Shawl is stunning Andee! I think I am going to add it to my list and make a blanket too.
The Martian was a big hit here too.

harknessangels said...

Absolutely gorgeous! We loved The Martian too! Happy Knitting!

karen said...

gorgeous shawl!!!

Kat Riddell said...

Your Lucca is stunning! It's such a lovely pattern, and how wonderful to have it come from your favorite alpacas!

Donna said...

Your shawl is just stunning! So very pretty. Look at that crimp - what great yarn that will turn out to be.

Sarah McKelvy said...

Your shawl is AMAZING!!! Nice job.

Ady Grafovna said...

Gorgeous shawl! The Martian was SO GOOD!!

Jessica Snell said...

Your shawl is just beautiful! It must have been fun to keep switching lace patterns as you went. :)

Laura Boutin said...

Your shawl is gorgeous! And so are the critters who contributed to it : )

Melissa Martinez said...

Andee your Lucca project is just lovely! I too, will be adding the pattern to my queue.

Debbie said...

ooooh andee, it's just gorgeous and you photographed it beautifully!!!!

pippasmum said...

Your shawl is breathtaking - that is something to really treasure!
Your are the second person to mention the Martian this week. I'm thinking that means it's a book I need to read!

vickie said...

I think that is the prettiest shawl I have ever seen. Wonderful work. Congratulations.