A little bit of this and, a little bit of that, makes a little bit of me.


Today Oak and Acorn (aka Frosted Fern) freed her self from her needles…she spread her wings to show her true beauty…and what a beauty she is, even pre-blocked, in insufficient outdoor lighting, in all its finished glory:
10Shawlsin2010 #2 Oak and Acorn Completed
the color is more of a natural/cream instead of yellowish you see…I hope to take better pictures once she is placed on a dark-color background in daylight. It’s time to chronicle the project that ate my knitting time and memory all last week.

PROJECT SPECS (More here and here)
CAST ON:
January 20, 2010
BIND OFF: January 27, 2010 (Approximately 15 hours in knitting and Blocking time.)
PATTERN: Frosted Ferns by Herbert Niebling
MATERIAL: 1107 yards, 540 grams, of Lion Brand Fishermen’s Wool in Natural 098. ($6.74/skein)
NEEDLES: 4.5mm, 5.0mm, and 5.5mm
MEASUREMENTS: She came in at 58″ across, pre-blocked
MODIFICATIONS: 1) Cast on 4.5mm via Magic Loop method. Switched to 5.0mm on Row 51; 5.5mm on Row 91. Ending Row 86 marks half way point of the shawl. 2) Extended 4 rows before knitting the edge. 3) Replaced edging with lacey shell/fan motifs.
COMMENTS: The blanket turned out beautifully, not too shabby for my first Herbert Niebling. This shawl only looks hard…if you can knit k2tog, K3tog, YO, and ssk you can do this. This one a keeper.
10Shawlsin2010 #2 Oak & Acorn One Panel
Sheesh…this doily shawl shouldn’t have taken as long as it did. There was, do remember, a dramatic trip to the frog pond…working out finer details to get teen’s flute in for a major service (2 weeks before performing at Junior Bach Festival)…interviewing potential flute mentor #2…unplanned visit to the emergency room 3 a.m. in the morning! So, things were rather hectic.
Oak and Acorn Edge CloseUp
I may have to get another one (possibly astoundingly beautiful Lyra) on the needles, next time I decide to produce life. I do love fancy lacework.

Oak and Acorn shawl is not totally finished. I plan to have it hand-dyed over stove top tomorrow or next day, cool overnight, then hand-paint leaves, acorns, stems, and hearts of fan/shell border on Saturday Dye-Along. I will have better snap shots then. Stay tuned…

Happy crafting and keep those creative juices running!

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Comments on: "10Shawlsin2010 Challenge #2: Oak and Acorn OTN" (1)

  1. Exhilarating, astounding and scary news – first the trip to the E-Ward (hopefully without any lasting effects), then throwing knitting time into the time trash bin …
    and now the final result, held high and illuminated by the light of the night – what a treasure this blanket is and please tell me you will put it on a bed or sofa to look at it every day! Can't wait to see your colorwork on it either – and then the promise of a new Niebling – Sarah, you are amazing!

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