{made} — splash of pink shawl.

As soon as I felt this yarn, Hand Maiden Sea Silk, I knew I had to treat myself and use it for a special project. It’s so soft and luxurious plus the colors are very rich. I found this shawl pattern on Ravelry, that is a free download, and thought it was a good match to this yarn.

I used smaller needles (size 6) since this yarn is fingering weight. I knew mine would come out smaller than the pattern size, but I intended on just wearing it like a scarf instead of a shawl. Wet blocking really opened the lace up, and surprisingly had a fun smell… because of the sea cell (sea weed) in the yarn it smelled a bit like the ocean when it was drying. I prefer that over wet wool smell any day. :)

{made} — recycled madeleine shawl.

Love how this recycled cotton turned out (Knit One Crochet Too 2nd Time Cotton), this shawl is so soft yet has some sturdiness to it. Was trying to use up stash yarn but was running low on the main turquoise color so I threw in a grey stripe. I was debating for a while but now that it’s done I really love the stripe. The picot edging was simple to work while the piece was knitted and added a nice finishing touch.

Pattern is from the book Vintage Modern Knits.

{made} — sea green scarf

I needed a simple pattern to work on while flying back to Michigan, this worked out perfect. I’ve been wanted to try this pattern out for some time now, one of the girls that works at my local yarn shop did a super cute one and ever since I saw hers I’ve wanted one of my own. 

I love this yarn, it’s pretty basic, but it really knits up nice. It has a good weight to it while still being delicate. I haven’t found it out here in LA yet, but the yarn shop back in Michigan carries it so I restock every time I’m home. Also had fun button hunting while there, found this sweet brass looking one that reminded me of vintage ceiling tiles. It is a little heavy for this lace, but I’ll make due because I like it too much.

Of course, as soon as I finished my scarf, it warmed up here in LA so I will have to wait a bit to enjoy it.