FO: Suncrest Shawl

While the Winter Olympics have been playing out in Sochi, Russia, I have been participating in the Ravellenic Games-the knitting/crocheting/spinning equivalent of the sporting games.

This year, I only competed for one team and only worked on one project. (I’ve done more in other years, but this year, I chose to be realistic.) My project was Tanis Lavalee’s Suncrest Shawl, and I knit it up using a skein of Tanis’s red label silk/wool/cashmere blend from a One of a Kind Update in her Etsy shop back on Boxing Day. The color was (rightfully) named sugarplum. The finished result is divine. It’s soft and beautiful. And I have a feeling this baby is going to get a lot of use in my wardrobe.

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FO: Clear Creek Pullover

Last night, I finished a sweater that I had started thirty days earlier. It was the Clear Creek Pullover from Carol Fellers. The pattern is written for sport weight yarn on size 7 needles, and I modified it for fingering weight yarn (TFA Red Label in Ravine from one of Tanis’s Etsy Updates) on size 6 needles. And I love it.

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