FO Friday, 9/30/11

I can’t believe I sent Jane away with her magnificent Miss Terry Shawl, saying that I couldn’t photograph it, having mistakenly left my camera on the flight to Phoenix. (Where I presume it now lives happily with an employee of a certain airline that takes its name from that of our great nation.)  The next day I rejoined the 21st century and remembered that my iPhone could do the job.  Jane, come back!

I only hope my phone’s camera has done justice to today’s wonderful collection of FOs.  First up, three beautiful shawls from Tina.  There was one made from a really big yarn, our Cascade Lana Grande.  It’s a cozy Pembroke Shawl from the Fall/2011 issue of Interweave Knits, designed by Andrea Rangel:

There was one made from a really little yarn, our Classic Elite Silky Alpaca Lace.  It is as light as a feather.  And yes, you’re right, it is a darling Ishbel by Ysolda Teague:The last of the trio Tina brought in was another Ishbel, this one worked with extra repeats to make it larger, in a yarn that’s somewhere in between big and little (Artistic from Aade Lõng):We don’t happen to carry that yarn (Tina found it on her travels), but it is the spitting image of the Kauni Effektgarn 8/2 that just came into the shop, so if you thought lacework and self-shading yarns didn’t play well together, think again! Tina’s two Ishbels show how versatile the pattern is and why there are over 10,000 of them on  Thank you for sharing your shawl bounty, Tina!

Joanne finished a hat that could actually make me wish the mercury would drop, her Polar Bear Hat by Susan Flanders. The brim is knitted double, so this cap is going to be as warm as it is adorable.

Catherine returned from vacation with – you guessed it – two dandy new pairs of socks.  One is in Opal Sport (right).  The other (below) is Cascade Heritage Paints.

But she didn’t stop at socks. If you’re going to the NY State Sheep & Wool Festival, a.k.a. Rhinebeck, and you see a woman wearing a jazzy Katia Triana scarf like the one at left, it just might be Catherine. Her actual Triana scarf was the one FO that my iPhone camera just couldn’t seem to capture, so I’ve borrowed an “official” Triana shot from the Katia folks.  Can’t wait to see you in your finery for the ride to Rhinebeck, Catherine!

Speaking of Rhinebeck, our 55-seat bus has about five seats still available.  Would you like to spend a day at the NY State Sheep & Wool Festival on Sunday, October 16th?  If so, call us at the shop as soon as possible.  Those empty seats may not be empty for long!  The cost is $55, with your round trip fare, admission, beverages and refreshments, and driver tip all included.  570.287.9999.

My hunt for a new digital camera I can love as much as the old one is on. I still can’t believe I didn’t check the seat pocket. (Flight attendants used to remind you to do that, didn’t they?)  With a little luck, I’ll have a proper camera for next week.  Why not bring in your finished projects and find out?

NOTE: There will be another post here very shortly.  The class list is being revised, since several had to be rescheduled due to weather.  We’re also adding a few new classes, including one on cast-ons and bind-offs, thanks to popular demand.  So don’t wait until next Friday – check back here soon!


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