Guild Member Show and Tell:
It starts with the yarn, as most of my projects tend to do.... and the first yarns colourway is named Wolfram & Heart by CSDye. Being a fan of the TV show Angel, when I saw a picture of this yarn on Instagram I instantly thought it was exactly what Wolfram & Heart would look like in yarn form and I had to have it! This was my first (but not last) real geek out yarn purchase. Silly me only bought one skein, thinking I would make socks, but then I couldn't bring myself to tuck this fabulous colourway away in a shoe. So it sat in my stash for a while as I tried to find the perfect pattern to showcase the only 400 yards I had, which I finally did in the No Boundaries Shawl.
The pattern was so much fun I could barely put it down! It incorporates so many different stitches and the added short rows kept it interesting through the whole knit. The lace repeats and short row instructions were easy enough to remember so I could work sections without the pattern right in front of me. Because it's worked from one end to the other you can customize the size (she even gives instructions on how to do this) and I found working your way back down to a small edge instead of the usual shawl ending of crazy loooong rows made me more excited for the finish.
The second yarn is special because I got to meet the alpaca it came from! I popped into Gold Star Alpacas, just south of Tillsonburg while working in the area and they were so welcoming. I was brought right into the pens to meet the ladies, and then got to go back in and take pictures of the ones I bought yarn from! The hat I made is a simple lacey slouch that shows off the yarn well and was really easy and fun to knit up. Now I just need the weather to get a little colder so I can enjoy wearing it.
- Christine Maggs (knobknitter on Ravelry)
Shawl Pattern: No Boundaries Shawl by Maria Magnusson
Yarn: Wolfram & Heart by CSDye
Hat Pattern: Lace Ribbon Slouch Hat by Molly Wood
Yarn: Micayla from Gold Star Alpacas