Remember when blogs were the "it" thing to do and everyone had a blog?
Well, I being one of those so called "bloggers", is now what you call a "die hard" in a sense, in that I can't seem to part with my blog. With all the daily things to get done and life's way of taking over, I've had no time to keep up my blogging, let alone get in good quality time to knit. Yet, I still love knitting, and if I could I'd always have a block of time each day to solely dedicate to knitting, but yah, it just doesn't work out that way.
To top things off, I bet there is nobody readying this??? Any followers I had may have all given up and I'm blogging to myself. (funny but yet sad) Regardless, I'm stubborn and will still post with the hopes there is some reader out there who happens upon this.
With that, I did, however, manage to complete a project, yes! It is "Nymphalidea", a free pattern published in Knitty. I was determined to use yarn from my stash, which actually did work out nicely and I used beads from my stash as well. The pattern was very easy, good beginner pattern, in my opinion, but me being an overachiever, decided to add beads. Adding beads isn't exactly overachieving, but it is when the beads in question, are cheap to be honest, and a pain in the bootie to pull the yarn through. I silently suffered through this entire pattern with these beads, and believe me, I was so damn thankful to finish my last beaded row! I believe, even given the limited knitting time I had, I would've finished this shawl much much faster, but no, the beads from hell held me back. I finished Tuesday 4/29, blocked 4/30, and did my little photo shoot 5/1.
So, voila, here is Nymphalidea...
Pattern: Nymphalidea Deep Fall 2013 from Knitty.com
Yarn: Schoppell Zauberwolle color #1535ombre (blue) purchased at Green Planet Yarn, Hand Maiden silk purchased at Knitting Arts long time ago - don't have label, sorry.
Dimensions: Cast off at 138 sts. Wingspan 62.5 inches, 25 inches left ridge, 32 inches right ridge, from middle peak to base 16 inches.
Notes: I knitted beads on Welt Row 3.