Holbrook and Tristano are done!

We returned yesterday from a busy and successful weekend in Irving, TX which is in the outskirts of Dallas. It was our first time in the area and at the DFW Fiber Fest. We did very well at the show and enjoyed the warm sunny weather. Spring is finally making a more real appearance at home in Nashville too. Yay!

While we were in Texas over the weekend both Joanie and I finished our shawls and Cassie is almost finished with Catoctin. Nadira is coming along slowly and I do have a progress shot of it but will wait to show you Catoctin when it’s done since it looks pretty much the same as last time right now.

Okay so first how about the pre-blocked Holbrook

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and Tristano. I like the texture of Tristano this way but I loved it even more after it was blocked. Ready?

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Here you go!

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Now I know these look better already but they really only fully reveal their beauty when the wires are removed and the drape and lace fall in their natural place.

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holbrook shawl

tristano shawl

I am quite pleased with them both and am excited that I have them ready for the next show. We are leaving in the morning for Sanford, NC for the Caroling Fiber Festival. If you are in the area come by and see them in person. :-)

So what’s on our needles now? Well besides Cassie’s Catoctin and Kyla’s Nadira,

progress on nadira

I am working on two things. My Maize Cowl in the new Superwash DK yarn

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and I started another shawl. It’s in the same color but in the Lace weight. Here’s my Edwina Shawl beginning. I had to start it twice because I should have known better than to knit lace in the booth. I had only gotten a short way in when I realized it was not right. I think this one is going to be fun because it changes stitch patterns quite a few times, just enough to keep it interesting. :-)

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We decided that Joanie would begin Alexandra Shawl in Classic Merino Superwash Sock in Ruby.

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I think this is going to be stunning in this color, don’t you? It was Joanie’s pick.

Okay I really need to go out and hitch up the trailer and do some final packing so I will leave you with a recent picture of my youngest son and my grandson.

This is Elijah who is now 3 1/2 if you can believe it

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and little Gabriel who is 5 months tomorrow. Both such cuties!

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