The Sharon Show

The Sharon Show, Casapinka

Happy Friday eve, friends! I have been straying from my Sunset Highway sweater (though I do have one sleeve done and I have started the second!) and I have decided to participate in my FIRST mystery knit a long (MKAL) hosted by knitwear designer Casapinka; The Sharon Show! I am fairly new to Casapinka’s designs but I knit her Hugshot shawl a few months ago (see my FO page for pics) and I really enjoy her design aesthetic and her patterns are very well written and FUN!

The Sharon Show MKAL started this past Friday. It will be six weeks long and a portion of the pattern (clues) are released every Friday. The picture above is clue 1 which I finished last night. Its been a really fun knit with lots of different design elements including lacework, mosaic knitting, and color work. What a fun way to learn some new techniques! For me, I had never done mosaic knitting and Casapinka made it simple to do.

I am outside of my comfort zone with the color palette of this project but I think its turning out well and my husband really likes it so depending on how this project turns out it will become a scarf for the hubby.

Yarn used in this project is as follows:

  1. White Speckled is Tahoe by WolfyWool Yarn
  2. Navy Blue is Navy Blazer by Emma’s Yarn
  3. Yellow is California poppy by Baah Yarn
  4. Green is Basil by SweetGeorgia Yarns

Birds of a Feather Finished!

I finished my second Birds of a Feather shawl a few days ago and I am so pleased with it! I knit my first one last summer and I got so much use out of it that I decided to knit another but in more subdued tones (my first one is navy blue and NEON!). This shawl is big enough to wrap around yourself but yet you can also scrunch it together around your neck and have a cozy and beautiful scarf.

The fingering weight yarn and mohair work well for warmth but not too warm that you are sweating all over it. It’s the perfect weight for So Cal nights when it tends to get a bit chilly and breezy. Some people have mentioned in their project pages on Ravelry that they run out of mohair before they can finish but I have not had that problem with either shawl I have knit. I get to the last bit of the skein but I still have enough to finish. However, if you are a loose knitter you may want to get a second skein of mohair.

I would totally knit another one… but maybe in a year since these babies take a LONG time to finish.

The fingering weight yarn I used is Jawbreaker by Long Dog Yarn in their sock base (2 skeins) and the mohair is Winterbloom by Autumn and Indigo Fibers in the lace mohair base(1 skein). Both yarns I HIGHLY recommend and they were both a pleasure to knit with. I am happy to support my local yarn store and I purchased my yarn at Apricot Yarn and Supply in San Diego.

Just Keep Knitting

Birds of a Feather, Andrea Mowry

I’m starting to get into the last part of my Birds of a Feather shawl! This is the second one I’ve knit as I adore the pattern and it’s the perfect weight for So Cal. Yarn is by Long Dog Yarn and Autumn and Indigo.

But I’ve got an exciting project I want to start ASAP and I’m forcing myself to finish this first!