Curtis Willis and Maizie

Monday, October 11, 2010

Finished Object

Finally finished my Gail/Nightsongs shawlette, made with a skein of Jade Sapphire Silk/Cashmere in colorway Everglades, a birthday gift from DF Mel.  Here's a photo taken during the blocking process:

This was an extremely challenging pattern because the rows were not easily memorized (at least, not by me). The result was well worth the effort. Unfortunately the photo doesn't show the subtle shading of the greens and blue-greens of the colorway.

Yesterday was one of those perfect Florida October days - the clear blue skies, low humidity...yard full of butterflies.  I tried to capture the monarchs, fritillaries, sulfurs, etc. that frequent the purple & red porterweed and milkweed plants growing in my grass-less front yard were something to see!  A few ruby-throated hummingbirds showed up to the party but my camera batteries were dead by then.

I have to end this post with a cat picture...Mr. Curtis Willis enjoying the late afternoon sunbeams:
He was a sleepy kitty.
Now off to knit; should I keep slogging thru the 600 stitches of a Just Enough Ruffles, or give into temptation & start a new sock project? Hmmmm...what would you do?


  1. Well, you know what I'd do!!! Finish up that JER. There are only a few rows of 600 sts.
    Looking forward to reading your blog and seeing the kitties.

  2. Kris - the shawl looks exquisite in the blocking - I know the color is quite stunning - I think Everglades is a great name for it. Well you know what "I" would do - always my motto "start something new" - Have fun ! Mel

  3. Curtis WIllis has gotten so big! I have heard that pattern is a challenge but it came out beautifully for you. Congrats on your finish.

    What did you decide to do?

  4. What a gorgeous shawl! OMG! I just admire you knitters so much. I sort of knit. lol! I think I'm more of a wannabe.

    Your cats are so sweet! Welcome to blogland!! Looking forward to seeing more!

  5. Welcome to Blog land. Mel sent me - I told her that I was going to say that. :o)

    I love your shawl - it's absolutely stunning.

  6. Kris first welcome to the blog world! And second I love your shawl! Beautiful!

  7. Welcome to blogland! Hope you enjoy it here! (Mel sent me, too).

  8. I love your shawl and welcome to blogland ...

  9. Welcome to blog land! I love your shawl! Your cat is adorable, too--love his name. :)

  10. START A NEW SOCK! oopps, may have been a bit overenthusiastic there........your shawl is truly beautiful.

    Welcome to blogland from one very sock obsessed knitter in the UK.
    florrie x