Tuesday, May 10, 2011


Pattern by Rosemary Hill in 7 Small Shawls

1 skein Malabrigo Sock in Avril

70 grams size 6/0 seed beads

Addi Turbo, US 8 (5mm)

April 9-25, 2011


  • Thank You to The Bead Browsery in Liberty, who came to my rescue with one last bag of the beads. Apparently this color has been discontinued, and it was a lucky thing that they had one bag left.

  • I would actually have finished the shawl in less than a week had I not had to wait for the beads, though. It killed me to have to wait so long when I really only had a couple of rows left.

  • I used a random number generator to place the beads in the garter section. I just don't do random on my own. You know this.

  • My camera has always had trouble with purples...but surprisingly enough the color is fairly accurate in these photos.

  • I love the color combination, but when it was done I knew I would never wear it because it just wasn't me.

  • When I finally got around to washing it I had a lot of trouble with the dye bleeding. While this isn't that shocking for such a bold color, it was a surprise for this particular yarn. I've now made multiple items with Malabrigo Sock - all in dark colors - and this is the first time I've had trouble with bleeding. It took me six rinses before the water ran clear.

  • And as soon as I had the shawl blocked out on my bed, I knew where it belonged! I don't think she reads my blog...but just in case...

  • All in all, I had a lot of fun working this shawl, and that's what matters!


Paula said...

There's no way I could do random on my own either. Your random looks great! Beautiful shawl. The recipient is going to be overwhelmed.

margene said...

The shawl is gorgeous! The beads were worth the wait.
I can't imagine knitting a shawl in a week! That's something I know I've never done and never could do.

A Day That is Dessert said...

Beautiful! And, I love that you used a random number generator :)

A Day That is Dessert said...

I love that you used a random number generator :)