Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Handspun Aestlight


Had it been since the 2008 Tour de Fleece since this wonderful merino had been spun?

It had been patiently waiting until the perfect pattern was located - Aestlight!
briar rose handspun aestlight (2)This knit up in a week and is a super sweet design. I tire quickly when garter stitch comes into play. Years ago I vowed to never enter into garter stitch world again simply because I struggle to keep enough interest to finish in a reasonable amount of time. The intriguing lace edge finale was enough to spur me on and a marvelous shawl waits for the few days of cooler weather that may come later.
briar rose handspun aestlight (4)
As for now, the weather has been hot and steamy. No complaints here as my old haunts are 'boasting' lows in the 60's on some days.

Birds which are unfamiliar to me were calling the other night and it felt like I was in a tropical jungle.


HomeMadeOriginals said...

It's lovely!

Jeanne said...

Gorgeous shawl and nice that you used handspun!

Walden said...

It definitely looks lovely! The handspun works wonderfully in it.