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High Fiber—Giving in to Temptation

I couldn't keep from casting on the "Echo Flower Shawl."


I thought it might actually be useful this summer. I'm using Bare 100% Merino Lace Weight yarn from Knit Picks, and putting beads in where the pattern has twisted sts. It's going fast, partly because I'm finding it very entertaining.

The pattern is "Echo Flower Shawl" by Jenny Johnson Johnen. The yarn is left over from Daphne's Lace Christening Gown. (I really overestimated the amount I needed for that project!) There's a KAL for the project already on the Knitting Community.

Soon I hope to start the Busy Bee Throw, a pattern just issued by Knit Picks. It's a Granny-square-type crochet throw designed by our own Shaina Scott, EdwardRad on the Knitting Community and YumiYarns on Ravelry. If a KAL (CAL?) doesn't appear soon, I plan on starting one. I'll be using City Tweed DK, which will make the hive "cells" a little smaller, but it should be a great use for the yarn.

On Saturday the Mary Megs Atwater Weavers Guild stopped to see my fiber studio as part of a "Park City Tour" to see how we were set up for weaving and other fiber fun. One of the ladies took photos of my bench. She's going to ask her DH to make her one like it. From my house, they went on to Karan's and then to Margareth's, where they had lunch.


My Multi Scrap Scarf is going well. I'm up to 32". 


Part of the week was very nice. By Wednesday the ground had dried out enough to hike on the trails above our house. Friday it started to rain again. At least we got good hikes in on Wednesday and Thursday.

I promise some quilting next week!

What's on my needles: Echo Flowers Shawl and the Fair Isle Flower Socks. Ready to CO the "March of the Fibres" cardi when I get a chance. I planned on doing the CO this week, but got sidetracked (again).

What's on my Featherweight: Ready to start next month's blocks from First Ladies. Another class meeting this week.

What's on my wheel: Still Full Circle spinning fiber in "Pigeon." No progress there.

What's on my loom: Still the Multi Scrap scarf, but up to 32".

What's on my iPad/iPhone: Finished Blackmoore by Julianne Donaldson and then The Void by J. d. Horn, both from Audible. Now I'm reading The Tutor's Daughter by Julie Klassen. Still reading Death by Cashmere in iBooks. Also Ann Budd's Sock Knitting Master Class on Kindle.

What's in my wine glass: Lindeman's Cawarra Shiraz-Cabernet 2014. The big bottle.

What's my tip of the week: When traveling with a project that requires beads, putting the beads on a strip of masking tape or painters' tape will keep them from rolling away. They can still be picked up from the tape easily with the crochet hook or needle.

Note: This blog post was produced on the iPad and the MacBook, using the iPhone for some photos and some photo processing. No other computer was used in any stage of composition or posting, and no Windows were opened, waited for, cleaned or broken. No animals were harmed during the production of this blog post.

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Comment by Barbara Graham on June 14, 2015 at 3:25pm

What a beautiful shawl!

Comment by Peggy Stuart on June 9, 2015 at 6:17pm
Gotta fill those hours!
I think I forgot to mention that there is a KAL on Ravelry for the Echo Flowers Shawl. I've found it to be very helpful.
Comment by Janet/MO on June 9, 2015 at 7:34am

I love the shawl too Peggy.  I clicked on the link & discovered I had already saved it to my Ravelry library.  As they say - great minds think alike!  The Busy Bee throw is really cute too.  Just not enough hrs in the day is there?!  Have fun on your trip.  Sounds like a lovely way to celebrate 50 yrs together.

Comment by Rebecca Sundberg on June 8, 2015 at 9:28pm

Your lacey shawl is beautiful and I expect it will also be lovely and warm. So nice to have with you on your Anniversary Trip. 

Comment by Peggy Stuart on June 8, 2015 at 8:39pm
Sooooo tempting, Carol Ann! Maybe next year I'll have more time. Right now our granddaughter is living with us, just learning how to be an adult and get control of her life. I think I need to be here, even if money were no object, other than our trip in July.
Comment by Carol Ann Hinton on June 8, 2015 at 8:31pm

Boy, nobody visits MY house on a "tour"; probably a good thing!  Enjoyed your post today; the summer shawl is lovely, except I would never consider traveling with any project requiring that I keep track of BEADS.  I can't keep track of them on a perfectly level, non-moving surface! 

Well, if you had the time, I could meet you in Salt Lake City, and we could drive on to Pam's place on the lake (tucking the dogs in the back of the Subaru) and then visit the fibre festival in Bouckville, NY.  Hmmm ---

Comment by Peggy Stuart on June 8, 2015 at 7:39pm
Even lace shawls can keep us warm, too.
Comment by Barb/WI on June 8, 2015 at 5:35pm

The scrappy scarf is coming along nicely!  Love, love that lacey shawl!  It would be perfect to pack for your trip to Europe, especially if you will be visiting any cathedrals.

Comment by Peggy Stuart on June 8, 2015 at 1:11pm
So nice of you! I wish I could, but we will be leaving to go to Europe July 4th for our 50th anniversary trip. All our expendable money is tied up in that. It's so bad I'm getting all my fiber fun from my stash.
Comment by Pam/NY on June 8, 2015 at 1:01pm

Bouckville, NY...you can stay with us at the lake...bring the dogs!

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