So, I have been having a strange week and weekend. Since August 15th I have seen all but one of my 14 cousins, all of my aunts and uncles. While this is awesome, it is also super overwhelming. However, I did compete in the Bobby Orr Triathlon on August 22. I was the cyclist for a team with two of my cousins. However, this is a knitting blog so I will discuss knitting.
I present to you, Strange Bird.
This is a very small shawlette that I test knit for Wonk of Wonk's Works. It was a great fun knit, which I did in Knit Picks Palette in Golden Heather. I really enjoy working with Palette, mostly because it costs, at most $2.19 a ball, and with more than 100 colors, there is plenty of choice.
I got to use my KP needles, which are still totally awesome.
The pattern, which is now for sale on Ravelry and Wonk's website, is fun. My only issue is that I HATE fancy bind-offs, mostly because you think you are done and you have to do three times as many bind-off stitches as you think you have to. A shawl or shoulderette that can be upwards of 300 stitches before you double that number doing a crochet bind-off or a picot bind-off.
Also, they require a whole lot of blocking.
But it sure is a pretty color and the pattern is really interesting.
So, in the end a great knit and lots of fun. Also I have a beautiful fall shawlette for when the weather gets cooler.
Also, as part of my family weekend I went with my sister and two cousins to see Sarah Harmer. It was, hands down, the best concert I have seen. If you have a chance to see her, please, please, please go and support this amazing Canadian singer/songwriter.