I haven't been able to take any good pics lately of my finish and progress/ weather and random things of interest for past week due to my camera breaking. For good this time. I used my hubbie's Sony camera and I have to say, it's ok if you have nothing, but I cannot figure out, nor he how to make the colors as true and vivid as my old camera, Fujifilm. The hinge has been broke on mine for 2 years now and I've had to hold it under while taking pics but made it last long as I could.
Now the old one can't be fixed but boy, did I get my money's worth from the Fujifilm. It's so old now that the basic FF cameras are superior a lot more to the advanced one I had. Any day now I should be getting a new Fujifilm 8200 series.
I will blog and write exactly what features as a photographer and needle worker I choose to continue with this brand of camera in a separate post when it arrives!!!!! I hope to get back blogging more and sharing encouraging thoughts and pics, and of course my love for needlework.
Having said this, I will post a pic of my finish this week.
This is the best color representation.
and now the back..........
I love anything vintage and classic.
I like the way it turned out. The size. The texture. The softness. The warm fuzziness. The vintage classic style.
This is not meant to tie in front but I am going to find a beautiful jeweled vintage shawl pin. I think this would look awesome!
Layering with Winter or early Spring, this makes a great piece.
I used a basic shawl pattern, just increasing each row after casting on 30. Increasing only one stitch at the beginning of each row.
This used almost 1 full extra large Homespun Quick and Thick in colorway, Clarinet.
My review of this yarn:
- Extra soft yarn 100% acrylic found easily in Michael's Joanne's, Hobby Lobby or Walmart
- Forms a beautiful, gorgeous vintage Boucle effect
- Several available solid colors, however the wormy effect of the yarn make for interesting color dimension
- One skein goes allllllooooong way
- This yarn is easy for splitting and fraying with use which can become stressful.
And that is honestly the only one I can think of.
Here's the label
You can see another color difference. This is actually lighter than it is.....frustrating.........anyway, I would say a deep cranberry color.
And speaking of color, I can't believe yesterday and today here in the mountains with almost 70 one day and still moderate today, and last week was this!
I still feel and so do many local mountain folk that March, we will get another snow episode.
I hope this finds you warm and cozy, and most importantly peaceful and happy.
I also have quite a collection from last year of knitting needles that are straights. If you are interested in a set or a specific size/length, I will be listing these in my Etsy shop soon as I get my camera.