My current work in progress:

Merveille Du Jour, designed by Alice Starmore, knit from Virtual Yarns Hebridean 2-ply and 3-ply, using 3.0mm, 3.5mm, and 4.0mm needles.

Before and After


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It measures 24″ down the center back and has a 60″ wingspan.


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After a bath in warm water and woolwash, pinned out for blocking, it measures 30″ down the center back and has a wingspan of 70″.

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To recap, this is the Two-Thirds Shawl (my own design) knit from Handmaiden Mini Maiden in the “Periwinkle” colorway, on 4mm needles. I used approximately 900 yards.

I did indeed finish the Bamboo Socks on Friday.

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And Lucy is off for a nap with a friend after the excitement of helping me to block the shawl.

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Have a great Sunday, and welcome to November and Standard Time. Wheeeeeeee!