One of the things that kept me from going crazy during the last 4 months was knitting. Here are the pictures of my most recent finished object.
This shawl pattern is call Holden by Mindy Wilkes.
I have made this pattern twice and will probably make it again. It is a very enjoyable and easy knit.
The yarn is a gradient set by Miss Babs called Eucalyptus. The gradient yarns contain graduated colors of 100% Superwash Merino wool - fingering weight yarn - 798 yards. What does not show are the true colors. It begins with a green into a blue into a tan into a pinkish tan into a pink.
|Here is the gradient set called Eucalyptus off the Miss Babs web site. |
Even these colors don't look like the ones in my kit
Oh well. Guess you have to see it in person.
The funny thing about this yarn was while I knitted, I decided I didn't like the colors. I was disappointed with how they moved from one color to another. I couldn't decide what made me purchase this mix of colors (all were packaged together as a group picked by Ms. Babs.) Ms Babs colors are always stunning. I figured this for a 'fail' but decided to finish it because I love the pattern.
Once I finished the shawl - I still didn't care for it. Then I blocked it. Like magic, I decided I DID like it! Blocking really is the 'wonder-action' that makes all things right in knitting.