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Sunday, July 05, 2009

Nothing says July like a heavy shawl

Why, hello there!

With near constant ran and overcast skies, I saw no point knitting cute camis or tanks. If summer is on holiday, so is summer knitting, I s'pose. So I knit the delightful Springtime Bandit Shawl with City Tweed sent to me by the fine folks at KnitPicks.

I'm jaunty, even though there are garbage cans behind me.

This is a great pattern that fulfills my requirement of being complicated enough to keep me interested, but not so complicated that I can't watch "Mad Men" while knitting. (Five episodes into second season! So good but depressing!)

The yarn is also very yummy -- smooth and shiny and rich. I'm also not usually a fan of super tweedy yarn, but this is nice and subtle and not too heavy.

Hanging out to dry on ye olde fire escape

Very glad I finished this so that I can take it on our trip this week -- we're embarking on a heritage trip, visiting our ancestral homelands together. So on Tuesday we're headed to Ireland, Vienna, Slovakia and Prague. Can't get here fast enough.


Blogger Jessica said...

Very cute, Carrie!! Love the color. I hope you get some pleasantly cool evenings to enjoy wearing it on your trip. :)

8:08 PM  
Anonymous Catherine said...

I went to Prague in April '08 and '09 (my husband plays lacrosse and there was a tourny there) we added on Vienna and Munich this year! I loved it all. Prague is amazing and still my favorite! Hope you have a great trip!

8:17 PM  
Blogger gleek said...

i love the shawl! it's lovely and i bet will get a lot of use once the temps dip again :)

have an AWESOME time on your trip! europe in the summer is amazing, i hear.

8:42 PM  
Blogger Jen said...

Great shawl! Have a fun trip!

8:44 PM  
Blogger Victoria said...

Very pretty!! Great color on you!

9:10 PM  
Blogger SJ said...

Have a great trip! You'll look quite fabulous sporting that shawl all around Europe.

7:22 AM  
Blogger Melissa said...

The scarf is beautiful! Have a great trip!!

7:44 AM  
Blogger Team Knit ! said...

So pretty! I love the spicy colour.

- Julie

7:45 AM  
Blogger Maya said...

that's one great shawl. Perfect for the adventure ahead of you--have a great time!

11:44 AM  
Blogger Stacy said...

It's a beautiful shawl - you'll get a lot of wear out of that!

Enjoy your trip!

10:40 AM  
Anonymous christa said...

oh, carrie! you're going to beat me to prague--i'm so jealous! all the sheep in ireland will simply blanch with envy when they see that lovely shawl. have a wonderful time!

6:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It looked perfect in your Vienna photos!

9:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lovely! Excellent color. I just got interested in Mad Men. Good stuff. Have fun on your trip!

1:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you inspired me to go out and buy the Terra yarn for this project! it'll be my first chart/lace job, but i'm very encouraged by your beautiful beautiful work! i'm sure it fit right in with the Vienna scene.

3:30 PM  
Blogger Rima said...

This is beautiful!


8:05 PM  

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