Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Persimmon Tree

Multiple things were blocking on my apartment floor yesterday. Puzzle pieces were everywhere. But of course, this is a sign of progress to me.

As you can see there is another shawl being added to my FO list. Unlike the Springtime Bandit, which is more of a triangular scarf, this one is an actual shawl. On a small scale but a shawl nonetheless. Ursa is still in the works, however, I can proudly say that I have completed all the knitting. Now it's just seaming. Got the sleeves spread out below.

This is the color of the water after the new shawl soaked for 20 minutes. I knew that there would be a lot of red coming out of it, because whenever I knitted with it, my hands turned red. Reminded me of Yarny Old Kim's Stigmata sweater.

I took advantage of the cool, rainless, fall day to snap some outside pictures. I am pleased with the outcome of the shawl and it even got a compliment from the mailman as he passed by while I was in the midst of the photo shoot.

Pattern: Charlotte's Easy Lace Shawl
Yarn: Persimmon Tree Farm Pot Luck Yarn (Colorway J5) - Purchased at Rhinebeck '08 (1 skein)
Needles: Knit Picks Options Circs Size 10
Started: July 22, 2009
Finished: September 28, 2009
Mods: None really except that I ran out of yarn and was only able to complete 1 of the 4 garter rows before bind-off. Also used the Russian bind-off method.
Dimensions: 48" wide and 24.5" deep

I have to say that I am really pleased with myself. I purchased enough yarn from Rhinebeck 2008 to knit up five projects. I have completed four of the five. The only yarn that remains is my purchase from Brooks Farm which I am going to use to knit up the February Lady sweater. I am thrilled I am heading into Rhinebeck 2009 with an almost clean yarn stash slate from the previous fiber adventure.

Lastly, there may be a new sweater on my needles....


  1. Wow, you are productive and inspiring! Very pretty shawl, the colors are so lovely. I hope I'll get to see it in person. :D

  2. Yay!! I love the progress that I am seeing. Although, I haven't knit through nearly all of my Rhinebeck 2008 yarn. I am looking forward to the 2009 trip!!!