Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Photos of the Week: A Shawl, with Tulips

I finished it! In the photo above, I'm displaying my Evadine shawl, knit in Hazel Knits Artisan Sock in the Shannypants colorway.  The shawl was a mystery knitalong in Corrina Ferguson's PicnicKnits group on Ravelry. It was one of the most complex lace projects I've done, but I'm very proud to say that I didn't make any mistakes, and I was able to finish within two weeks of receiving the final clue; the best I've ever done on a mystery KAL. The key to my success was that I counted stitches section-by-section and row by row, so that if my count was off, I caught it right away. 

You may have noticed in the post title above that it says Photos of the week. That's because last Monday Mr. D and I did our annual day trip to RoozenGaarde, in the Skagit Valley, to marvel at the tulips. We had a cool but mostly sunny day, unlike last year, when it poured. Anyway, I couldn't limit the photos in this post to just one, so I'm sharing my favorites from the day, which includes the shawl photo above, taken by the wonderful Mr. D. 

Happy tulip time, happy Spring!


  1. Oh my goodness Julie.I don't know which I love more, the shawl or the tulips. Heck, I love them both! Beautiful!

    1. Thanks, Andi! I really love the shawl, but it's pretty hard to top those tulips. ;-)

  2. Tulips are so gorgeous! I look forward to see mine in a few days I guess! Beautiful shawl! It does look quite complex!

  3. Gorgeous tulips, and even more gorgeous shawl!

  4. Aw, thanks, Ellen! I am really proud of that shawl and it's so nice that others like it.