Pardon the bad lighting. A cloudy day and a dark house…
|Colorburst shawl being blocked|
Remember my Colorburst shawl? Probably not – it’s been months since I finished knitting it. Well, I finally got around to blocking it. I cannot believe how much it grew in the process. The miracles of garter stitch.
I'm embarrassed to show you that photo but since all I've been knitting lately is the Big Secret Baby Thing, I have nothing else to show you.
I wish you could see the shawl in person. In real life it’s so much prettier. Its jewel tones are just so gorgeous although they are looking a little muddy and dull in the photo. I was a little worried about its muddiness actually. The shawl turned the soak water dark blue. I was afraid of what it would look like when it dried but you’d never know it had bled like that. Now, I just need to be cautious of it bleeding onto my clothes.
Totally unrelated to knitting, my room is a giant attic dormer that juts out over the front porch. There are constantly woodpeckers and wrens hopping all over those two trees and since we moved in, I've told myself almost daily that I should set up a bird feeder on the porch roof. I haven't and I won't because it would involve a ladder but it's fun to think about. And then ... I looked out of the window yesterday and there was a cardinal sitting there, waiting to be fed.
Don't forget - if you are anywhere near Williamsburg, VA tomorrow, stop by Yarn Matters and check out my friend, Martha's, trunk show of hand dyed yarns.