My Sister's Naomi Shawl:
I finished it today after setting it aside for over a month. I think it turned out great, and it's so soft made with the Baby Alpaca/Wool yarn. I used Classic Elite Fresco Yarn in colorway 5328. I followed the pattern but added four extra rows to the body and skipped a row on the lace border because I was running out of yarn.
I really love all of Carolyn Christmas's designs, and the two patterns I've made of hers were easy to follow. She has a few more that I want to make too, like the Blythe and Hazel Shawls and the Allegra Morning Jacket. I've already purchased the Allegra pattern so it's next. Actually, I'm making another All Shawl first for a gift by mid-October, and then I have to finish another project for a Christmas swap gift before December 1st. I can't mention what that is since my swap partner might be reading. No peeking, Kathy in Australia! And THEN I can make the Allegra Breakfast Jacket for me, me, me!
Isn't it totally cool that my swap partner lives in Australia? How exotic! I believe she lives either in Melbourne or near there. I don't exactly know yet. She thinks it's cool that her swap partner is from Texas. Hee-hee. It's funny how we are both so excited about each other and where we live. We've been emailing back and forth for a couple of weeks now. I have the time and weather for Melbourne on my desktop and check it every day. I'm just a dork like that.
Okay, I'm off to read a celeb rag and a couple more chapters of my book. I don't think I mentioned it, but I'm reading "If It Bleeds," by Bonnie Hearn Hill. So far so good. I'm about 1/3 through it.