Before we get started, I wanted to wish everyone a Happy Mother's Day. That goes for everyone that is a mom, grandmom, mom to critters, aunts that fill in for moms, stepmoms, sisters that mother their siblings, dad's that are both mom and dad etc... Being a mother is the hardest occupation I have ever had and the most rewarding. Being a Grandma is the icing on the cake and the bestest job in the world.
Let's get on to the update now.
Once again, my eyes opened at 3am. I managed to go back to sleep until 4:30 and then my body got all twitchy and I had to get up. It is nice to be up so early and have a quiet house, watch the sun come up and can take the time to photograph my items for today's show and tell.
First up.........................A FO (finished object)
My Stitch Sampler Shawl is completed. This was a very fun project to work on. Because of the ever changing stitches, it never got boring. I seldom knit a shawl for charity as they take so much longer to complete than crocheting. This one was not bad at all. Took about 2.5 weeks to complete and for knitting, that is super fast for this tortoise knitter. I have enough yarn from this project to complete another stitch sampler. I will arrange the striping a bit different next time as some of the stripes broke the patterns up too much. I love the bright colors of this and hope it will brighten the recipient's day a bit.
After completing that I HAD to start another shawl.
This one is Crocheted Prayer Shawl by Kathy Knox. I am making it with my Sweet Roll yarn in the colorway Spearmint. I am not super happy about the jogging of the stripes, but not much I can do about. That is the way the yarn is dyed. This yarn is so soft and easy to work with. I loved it so much I had to go and get more.
JoAnn's had it on sale this week for 3 days only. I went and picked up 5 skeins of this colorway called Birthday. I will make the same shawl with this color. It is an easy pattern to remember and shows the striping off so well. There are several ladies in the Prayer Shawl ministry that use this yarn because of the ease of care and the colors that are available.
I am also in a test knit again. Once again it is for Knitterarium (AKA Ruth). She has designed another sock pattern.