Autumn Rainbow Shawl

MMario's picture

or " Flashback to the Sixties" - which is what my sister says it should be named.

Photo is attached as a file. Not yet blocked.

this is knit on US 10.l5 needles - using 5 skeins (100 yds each) of hand-dyed and hand-spun wool from The Merry Little Lamb - who coerced obligingly sold them to me on Columbus Day at the Connecticut Renaissance Festival in Hebron, CT. The ladies also gave me a seat in the shade; performed as an audience for my singing for about two hours; functioned as a swift so I could wind the first skein, and allowed me to knit at their booth.

This was after the forced talked me into returning to my vehicle for my checkbook so I could buy the yarn. I'd seen it last year - couldn't pass it up two years in a row, right? Of course, right!

Three skeins of various shades of madder , then two skeins of Brazilwood w/ vinager. The last 50 yards or so of the Brazilwood I included a strand of jaegerspun maine line Burgandy heather along with it (2/14 thickness - I think) ; then the final band is the burgandy heather doublestranded to match the thickness of the handspun from The Merry Little Lamb.

BTW - drop spindle was being demoed by a guy.

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Kerry's picture

That's really

That's really great.....definitely a photo of it blocked.

ronhuber's picture

Mario, that is truly

Mario, that is truly beautiful. I'm with Jesse and would like to see it blocked.

kiwiknitter's picture

Reminds me more of the

Reminds me more of the '70's! But, I think it's fantastic. Do we get to see it blocked? I sure hope so!

MMario's picture

Hope to have it blocked by

Hope to have it blocked by the weekend - but you never know.

MMario - ambiguity is cultivated, it doesn't happen in a vacuum!