Saturday, February 7, 2009

Sunday Market Shawl

Last year a friend of mine, Christy, went back home to Amercia to visit her family. I asked her to get some wool for me that you can't get in Australia (well, I know I can buy wool on line but I like to feel what I'm buying). She brought this back for me. It's Ellyn Cooper's Yarn Sonnets Hand-Dyed Yarns, Peru (the colour is Chinese Poppy).

It's Cotton. I love the colours - it has purples, reds, oranges and hints of yellow and green. I love purple and that's a colour that I mosty wore a few years ago. Now I'm branching out into the rainbow. I seem to wear purple and yellows/oranges or green at the moment. I have my clothes hanging up in rainbow order (LOL) and pick out the colour I'm drawn to that day ......:)

Anyway, I got 3 cotton hanks and I wasn't sure what to do with them. I came across this free pattern on Ravelry by Knit Fish called Sunday Market Shawl.

The cotton is nice it knit with in this heat. I'm a good way into knitting the shawl/wrap but it seems to curl up on itself on each side.

I'm deciding if I will continue because if it is still going to curl up on the sides, the finished product it is going to annoy me when I'm wearing it. I'll see when I drop the stitches (part of the pattern) on how it will sit. So, I'm at a standstill. I might put it on a stitch holder and try the same pattern with some Noro Silk Garden (yummy rainbow colours) that I bought a month ago down at Berry.

10 comments:

SeaStar said...

When you drop the stitches, block it, and it should stop rolling in. The yarn looks very yummy!
Mel.

Lisa said...

I love it that your clothing is hung in rainbow order! You inspire me to learn to knit....rolled stiches and all. :)

Amber said...

I still think it looks great. I would buy it rolled and all..xxx

Jacqui said...

Hi Anne I don't know anything about knitting but just got back from visiting with my mother in law (who knows heaps) and I think 'blocking' is what you do when you're finished to stop it curling (don't ask me how to do this though!). I love the colours

Ladybugs and Dandelions said...

Oooo..those are pretty colors!

Nicole said...

lov the colours cant wait to see how it turns out
it would make a wonderful scarf :o)

karenjane said...

is 'blocking' ironing it? if not i sugest ironing it and seing if it helps. i love that gorgeous cotton! finally our weather is starting to cool down so i can start knitting again too!

Cloudia said...

"I'm branching out into the rainbow. I seem to wear purple and yellows/oranges or green at the moment. I have my clothes hanging up in rainbow order (LOL) and pick out the colour I'm drawn to that day ......:)"
Lovely! and a good sign I think. I used to live in black, but am loving color now! Thank you for finding and following my blog!
aloha from Waikiki

Cadi said...

The colors are so lovely. I hope all is well with you. Cadi

RunninL8 said...

Such beautiful colors!! Can't wait to see the finished product!