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FO – Damson Shawl

I’m still slogging along on Tempest (I’ll update that in another day or two), but I got inspired last week to play with something new.

Amanda and I went down to Fibre Space on Nov. 5 for the preview party for Olga‘s new book Ori Ami Knits.  I knit one of the samples for it, and it was lovely to see how it all came together.  It’s a really beautiful collection, and I can’t wait to get my copy of it.

While we were there, I picked up a skein of Malabrigo Sock yarn in “Alcaucil” – beautiful shaded charcoal and black.  I was looking for something to make Damson, and I thought it would be a nice change to have a very neutral colored shawl for once, since I tend to go to the obnoxiously bright and colorful.  🙂

I cast on last Sunday (the 15th), and worked on it while we were watching “Up” with our friends Mary and Rich.  I worked on it at auditions for PGLT’s upcoming production of “Arsenic and Old Lace” (Kris was cast as Mortimer, the role Cary Grant played in the movie, but I wasn’t cast.  I’m pretty upset, but dealing.), and at trivia on Wednesday (We won!).  I cast on on Friday, and blocked it yesterday.


This is a LOVELY pattern.  I really liked working on it, and the yarn was a dream.  It blocked out quite a bit (I was worried that it was going to be too small), and it is absolutely light as a feather. (Batty – this shot made me think of you – the way it’s hanging and the color made me think “Bat wings!”)


If you are looking for a nice small shawl pattern, I’d definitely recommend this.  There’s a reason that it’s so popular.


I also got a little something new that I broke in on Damson. I’m a complete sucker for project bags, as anyone who has seen my craft room can attest. Corrina (PicnicKnits) tweeted that a friend of hers had re-opened her Etsy shop. I resisted until Bezzie replied that the “Silverfly” bag reminded her of me.  I peeked.  I was sunk.  So, this arrived from ComeToSilver just in time to house my Damson-in-progess.


It’s lovely embroidered satin, has a snap pocket on the exterior, a strap that snaps so you can attach it to another bag or a belt loop, and look at the inside.


Two interior side pockets, a drawstring notions bag, a snap loop yarn guide.  She also included a little sachet of moth-repellent herbs, too.

Oh, and yes, that’s a new project in there.  You’ll get the details on that another day.

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