14 December 2009

Finishing Things Up

The knitting didn't take long, but the marinating ate up almost an entire year! I present the "Dixie Shawl," finally complete:



The pattern is Garnstudio Drops 108-47. I wish they would name their patterns - I can never remember the number, and it's not exactly a catchy phrase that'll top the Ravelry charts.

I made it in Garnstudio Alpaca and Glitter yarns, purchased at Yellow Dog Knitting. Can't remember if it's their regular Alpaca, or the fine Alpaca - Dixie will know! I will definitely knit this pattern again because I love this alpaca yarn. I hear that it is processed correctly, so it will not "grow" to the same degree that other alpaca yarns can.




Otter is dreaming of sugarplums by the fire, and sending you...



We are getting ready to finish things up around this old house - our move up the hill is scheduled for Friday, after the new house's inspection by the County on Thursday. Luckily, anything we don't wish to take with us can be left here to be incinerated when the fireperson training program ignites it in early January.

I will so be dancing around that bonfire...

Happy Holdays, all!

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10 comments:

Valerie said...

Lovely shawl, Stasia. Have a great move up the hill!! Hope the weather is mild for the move.

cindi said...

Beautiful shawl. Have fun moving into the House on top of the hill! The day is soon to be here!Yeh!

Stasia said...

THANKS for the video link, Cindi!!!

Amy said...

Such excitement! Hope you have a GREAT move up the hill! What a mover's dream come true to burn out everything you would dread moving to the dump! lol! Amy at Wheely Wooly Farm

quiltparalegal said...

Happy Moving Day!

mlanezoo said...

What a CUUUUTE video!! The pupper reminds me of my little Scootie (Scout). :)

Nancy said...

Best wishes for a wonderful moving day into your lovely new home. That video put a smile on my face! Happy Holidays!

Julie said...

Humm - i have the sheep (wool) but don't know how to knit..or chochet!

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BClark said...

Hi Stasia, That shawl is awsome, what beautiful work you do. I am so hopeless at that type of thing. Otter looks comfy, she and Charlie have it made,lol. Wonderful that you move is here, I know you will be so much happier in your new place. Look forward to seeing you soon, weather permitting.
Wishing you the best New Year ever!!
Barbara

Dawn Dutton said...

Lovely Stasia!