Hmmmmmm ....
The Big Soft Cuddly

Nothing That Hard Blocking Won't Fix!

Well, this is a sticky wicket! I got 97% of my Line and Shadow shawl completed, down to the very last stripe of the black fuzzy contrast color ... and reached the end of my ball of black fuzzy yarn.

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I literally have only 8 rows left to knit, 2 rows of which need the black fuzzy yarn. I know it is in my house somewhere ... I just need to find it. The problem is, it is upstairs and I still need help getting there, so it will wait till this weekend. 

This shawl is HUGE by the way. You know that picture where the woman is holding it out with both hands and it looks so pretty? Bet you didn't notice how big it is! Most of the time, while I knit on it, I wore it wrapped around my neck, and it was so warm and soft and luscious. It will be a nice size to wrap up in this fall, as it is almost blanket sized, but it is light and airy feeling and I love it. And it is almost done!

So, while I wait to knit those last 8 rows and bind off, I started knitting another shawl from The Knitter magazine, Issue 123. I love The Knitter; it consistently has wearable garments, interesting articles, and really wonderful photos. It is a British magazine, but while I would love to go to the UK to buy it, I don't; I bought a digital subscription on Amazon

The shawl is called Tor Grass, by Anniken Allis, and I fell in love with it when I saw it. So pretty! Ooooh! 

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The yellow dress is lovely also, sigh. I will never be that tiny, hehe.

The shawl is knit in Rowan Denim Lace. What?! Denim lace??? Damn, I had to see that ... WEBS had it! I liked all the colors, but Erin Green like the one that is pictured stole my heart. I succumbed to the yarn fumes once again.

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The yarn comes on cute little cones of happiness. They do not all come with Pogo tails. This was the start of what I feel will be a beautiful friendship! Denim Lace is made of recycled denim and is available in 6 colors. Each 50g cone has 400 meters of yarn.

Knitting with Denim Lace is great! It is like most lace weight yarns, it is thin, but it has more weight than other wool lace weights. Other lace weights sort of hang in the air, they 'float' more, but Denim Lace has oomph. Light, airy oomph. Like silk, but more cottony and more grabby. 

I'm babbling. This is where I am at now:

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This is such a beauty!

I notice that the selvedge edge seems a bit tight. I hope that warm water, soap, and hard blocking will take care of it! 

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