It is that busy time of year again. Several birthdays are interwoven with the holidays this time of year. But I have other things I want to show you, so while my daughter is taking an almost nap on my legs, I will show you something else.
I know I have told you about a designer named Mmario before. The one that designed Hippo Gnu Deer, and who organizes the MMKKMMysteries (just click MMKKMM on the right to see more of these projects I did from his mysteries.) Last summer he started another, MMKKMM 2014. I finished it in just a few months, and here is what I had left of my yarn:
Really, it was only a few yards. What yarn? It was Knitivity Primo Lace, a lovely soft yarn, with a nice sheen. It is 80% Merino/20% Tussah silk, 1000 yards per skein. And I got a couple of skeins of this from my parents-in-law, in the gorgeous Winter Spice color way. Lucky me, don’t you think? I love the yarns from Knitivity, they are always soft, very well dyed, and very reasonably priced. I would strongly recommend you take a look, the next time you are looking for some nice, hand dyed sock or lace yarn.
Oh, the shawl? Here is what it looked like before I blocked it.
Pretty dumb looking, isn’t it? Yes it is square, and you can see some holes. But, once I gave it a bit of a wash, and put it up on my blocking frame:
Isn’t it pretty? Yes, those dark dots are all nupps!
Some details, first the center:
Then one of the quarters:
I was quite pleased with it, so I took some more pictures, which I will also share:
After blocking it is about 42″ square. That is just over a meter, for my metric friends. Not terribly big, but because it is square, it is actually quite comfortable. I have not been able to find the finished pattern posted anywhere, but you can always join the Yahoo group mentioned before, and get it from there. 🙂