November 30, 2009

The Problem with Red!

What is it with red???? It just doesn't photograph true. This shawl/scarflet is made with Knit Picks Merino Style in the colorway Hollyberry. It is a deep, dark rich red...not the Santa Suit red you see here. Oh well, I tried.

This pattern is the Textured Shawl Recipe which I found on Ravelry. I adapted it a bit and added textured stitch rows in the stockinette section. It is lovely, soft and I'm sure I'll wear it a lot....or it might be a gift. Hmmm...

You can see we're ready for Advent...the mittens are stuffed with Hershey's kisses and Lindt chocolate as per #1 Son's request. I was flipping through Garnet Hill's catalog - I love their stuff but never can afford it. Anyway, I saw they had their own advent calendar that looked so much like this fact it was just like the pattern I purchased for $5 or so and they charge $78 for the finished item. Now I know with labor mine probably is worth more than $78 but I call it the best odds and ends stashbuster I've ever knit.
It looks lovely and has me ready to decorate the Christmas wreath next!

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