Tuesday, August 23, 2016

A Newfoundland Shawl

Hey y'all! As I mentioned in my last post, I recently got married. While I didn't get to add quite as many handmade details as I originally thought I would, one of the things that I really wanted to do was knit a shawl that I could wear. And I did...

Original photo by Afterglow Images. Cropped by me.
This is the Newfoundland pattern by Anne-Lise Maigaard (part of her Canadian Geography series) and it is practically perfect in every way! I've had this Madelinetosh Tosh Lace yarn in Alabaster in my stash for a little while and knew that I wanted to use to knit my shawl. I stumbled across the Newfoundland pattern and knew right away that it was the one as Alex and I had already decided to honeymoon in Newfoundland.

Original photo by Afterglow Images. Cropped by me.
I didn't wear the shawl for the ceremony but wore it for a number of our pictures. It wasn't a major part of my wedding day attire, but I really wanted to have something I had made myself to mark the occasion.

Surprisingly, it took less than a month to knit. Considering that I hadn't knit with lace previously, and that I had to frog and restart it once, I think that's pretty speedy! It blocked out so drapey and soft; I don't think it could have been more perfect for what I wanted.

Pattern: Newfoundland by Anne-Lise Maigaard
Yarn: Madelinetosh Tosh Lace in Alabaster
Started: 11 March 2016
Completed: 4 April 2016

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

A Little Piecing Break

Hey y'all! Alex and I recently returned home from taking a much needed vacation (and honeymoon!) in Newfoundland and PEI. We had a lovely time hiking, cod jigging, eating, and just generally relaxing. I also took a little time to start a new quilting project.

This is just the beginning of an entirely hand pieced and hand quilted quilt. It's going to take forever, but I'm in love already!