Charlotte's Web is finished. This makes me happy.
I deserve the happiness of yarn. I've been on 100% 3-year-old duty since Friday morning and I'm tired. I stay up way too late and then don't sleep well when Brian and Rachel are on these camp-outs (Catalina Island this time) and Emily gets up at the same time anyway. And boy, threes beat the heck out of twos for trouble. Twos are learning emotional control, which yes, can be trying. But threes are creative and sneaky - their messes are grander. Good thing they just get more charming each day. Saving grace.
Not much writing for today - time for photos. All done with a timer, so please forgive focus issues. Emily helped, so yes, I do look tired and that Ray crease is in full force between my eyes. If you could see the chaos that surrounds these "calm" pics you'd laugh yourself silly. Nothing like the Pavlovian stress of an ever tightening beeper intervals while straightening the shawl and trying find some measure of poise.
I like it with this v-neck wrap t-shirt. Didn't get a good front shot standing in this shirt, but it ties nicely along the shirt's seam line that goes across where the wrap is joined and kind of gets that stylish bolero-tied look. Worn this way the entire shawl shows down the back.
Indoor and outdoor to show the effects of light. Yeah, gratuitous, but humor me - I'm excited.
The pattern revealed. I followed it except for the bind off, which I improvised as I knitted. Closed the pattern and created a row of yarn-overs like the top of the shawl. No fringe either. Total weight 150 grams exactly using five colors (sold in 50 g skeins). Will post exact weights used and color number in the photo gallery entry. I choose these five colors from the fewer than ten available at my LYS, so I just got lucky - the magic of Koigu indeed!
This is how I'm wearing it out today. Ever since Clapotis I'm into this idea of looking vaguely French in my English/Irish/Scottish way. Also like the look of the new Rowan line. Guess I'm "mature" as they say in the new Rowan Classic Cafe book. (Who the hell let that through editing???)
Have had this silk tank hanging in my closet for almost four years without being worn (very rare for me). It was waiting for its perfect match -Charlotte.
Now if only I could live in a town with some style so people won't ask "Why are you so dressed up?" when you're not wearing athletic clothes. Going to go out to the LYS's when Brian gets back - need to be among my people.