Monday, September 19, 2011

FO: Whipporrwill

Saturday was blocking day here at chez Tinks and Frogs. Because I did the unthinkable: I finished two projects last week. And for a brief bit of time, I didn't have any active projects on the needles. It felt very odd.

First up, Whippoorwill.

This is a lovely, simple pattern by Carina Spencer. The original calls for two contrasting colors but I think it looks great in handspun. I knit the small size on size 6 needles and it's a great scarf/neck warmer piece.

Blocking this one was pretty straightforward.

I almost could have skipped the pins entirely. After giving the piece a bath, I just gently pressed it into shape with my fingers and used T-pins to help maintain the scalloped edging.

Did I mention I really like this pattern in handspun?

It's very wearable, too.

Mr. Tinks and Frogs took a bunch of lovely FO shots for me and the shawl comes off very well. His model . . . well, let's just say that I'm still working on an alternative to a cheesy grin. Perhaps a second cup of tea would help things along. Note to self for next time.

Back to the shawl, I love how the horseshoe shape of the piece curls around the neck. It just lies naturally with no fuss at all.

I think this may be my go-to piece for fall.


Anonymous said...

Oh, wow! It looks so nice! Perfect for the fall.

Gale said...

It's so pretty.

Jacey said...

Ooh, yes. I can see why this will be your go-to fall item. The texture is lovely, and I just love, love, love handspun items. Pretty, pretty!

Kathy said...

it looks very nice in handspun! It gives the piece a nice depth and interesting changes.

Rachel said...

I looks fabulous in hand=spun and I'm loving the dark, earthy colors. You look great in it!