(Random piece of information: As I type, there is a fly in my office that is buzzing around my head and it is driving me insane. I just tried to whack it with an old knitting magazine and I almost fell out of my chair because my balance is horrible. Now I’m just giving it the death stare. I’ll get you, you little fly. You’ll see.)
Finally, photos of my Wellington Worksock Shawl! This is my second test knit that I did for the designer, Sam Lamb, and as usual, she did not disappoint. The shawl is a fast knit (even faster if you don’t have two small children, I would imagine), and it’s a perfect project to have on hand for binging on Netflix or knitting on the go while you wait at the doctor’s office, visit friends, etc.. I used Cascade 220 and Cascade 220 Heather. It is the same yarn I used for her Hillier Hearts Cap and I am becoming a big fan of this yarn. It really is a workhorse of a yarn: soft, warm and durable. Perfect for knits that are frequently worn around the homestead during the colder months.
Speaking of the Hillier Hearts Cap, I had my friend Kimber model the hat after she finished modeling the shawl. She is one of the moms in my preschool coop and she is five months pregnant with her fifth child! They are expecting a little girl in June, something that is much deserved after having four little rambunctious boys back to back.
I encourage everyone to check out these designs on Ravelry. You won’t be disappointed. They are so much fun!
Isn’t that a pretty shawl! I love the hearts on your hat too. Happy knitting!
Thank you, Donna! I just cast on for another heart hat (my third). They are so addictive!
What a beautiful shawl! I love the colours that you chose- they work wonderfully together.
Thank you, Kylie. I was nervous that the colors wouldn’t work at first, but now I am so happy with them!
Ohhh what lovely photos. I am in love with that shawl – it looks addictive for sure!
Thank you, Lisa.
Beautiful projects. Love the colors you chose for your shawl and even through photos I can tell how soft it is! Your hat is adorable – what a lovely pattern!
Thank you, Alina. I am wearing the shawl as we speak…and I cast on for another heart hat last night. I can’t get enough.
The shawl is perfect and your model is glowing. I can’t wait to see the finished matching hat, pom pom and all. I love your sense of humour Sarah, I always smile when I read your posts! Yes they ARE all the rage 😉 But who wouldn’t smile at a pom pom atop your hat?! Whatever colour or colours you pick for your pom pom I know it will be beautiful as your projects always are. Have a wonderful trip…maybe you will come back rested and able to face the other sock! x
Hi Tania. I’m glad I make you laugh. Sometimes I wonder if my sense of humor is lost on people or if I’m just not as funny as I think I am. I think it’s common for stay at home mamas, don’t you? We have such limited adult time that we tend to rely heavily on ourselves for good (internal) conversation and jokes to liven our day. As always, your compliments are too much. I’ll keep you posted on the pom poms!