Friday, September 16, 2011
I have a love for pretty much anything vintage, but I especially love things from the 50s, 60s and 70s. I enjoy hunting for these little treasures when I am vacationing in Maine and I have accumulated quite a large collection of items.
I always had it in the back of my mind that it would be fun to have an Etsy Shop. Finally this little dream has come to fruition. I opened my shop this week.
I'll be adding more things each week. It has been fun and I'm a little nervous, but I'm also very excited about it and wanted to share my news with you.
Enjoy your weekend!
Saturday, September 10, 2011
The Nefertem Shawl is a pattern designed by Kirsten Kapur for the Loopy Ewe Spring 2011 Sock Club. It came as a kit and included a beautiful skein of Madelinetosh Sock yarn in the colorway called Midnight Rendezvous. The color is a deep purple-blue with hints of black. It's very pretty in person. This was my first time knitting with Madelinetosh yarn and it did not disappoint.
The shawl is worked from the center top edge and has a lotus motif lace border. It was quick and easy. The crochet edging was a challenge for me, but I conquered it in the end. There is some errata for the crochet edge that can be found here. Unfortunately, I didn't find it until I was done.
Designed by: Kirsten Kapur
Yarn: Madelinetosh Sock, 1 skein Midnight Rendezvous, 395 yards
Needle: US 8 circular
Knit while waiting for my power to come back on during Hurricane Irene. It took 3 days to knit the shawl and 6 days for the power to be restored. Ugh.