I seem to have unintentionally crafted a bright, colorful birthday for myself. That I’m posting these two objects on my birthday is perhaps the most serendipitous part — although, maybe not. I seem to be scrimping on the photographs today in order to get something posted. Please forgive me. The addition of color is quite welcome, though, because it seems to me January has been quite grey. Many days without sunshine.
When this pattern was first published (in September, maybe?), it was one of those (it happens only rarely for me) patterns that grab a person and won’t let go. I *had* to make this, immediately! Except, the immediacy was delayed, since I needed specific yarn that I didn’t have and couldn’t quite justify buying.
This photo is of the shawl before blocking. It has been blocked now, but I don’t have a decent photo of it yet. I used Marks & Kattens Fame Trend. More details on my Ravelry project page. I love how colorful it is!
Then. Remember this yarn (merino, two-ply, my handspun; dyed by me last summer at the fiber festival in Iowa)?
I think maybe it’s time to put some color on.
Have you crafted a finished object this week? Check out the roundup of other people’s finished objects for the week at Tami’s Amis.
Also, see the Fiber Arts Friday roundup at Wisdom Begins in Wonder to see what other people are crafting this week.