Hand washing it with lavendar Eucalan.
The yarn I got can be washed by washing machine, but I just needed a quick rinse to block it so hand washing will do. Have you tried Eucalan? It's my favorite soap for all my handmade knitwear. The lavender scent is lovely and the soap comes off so easily. I don't even need to rinse it out. You can get this product from your LYS.
I decided to feature our avocado tree this time.
Our growing avocado tree yielded us four avocados last year. I can't wait for this tree to keep growing. I love avocados! I really enjoyed seeing the yarn change colors, it was addicting.
The size of this shawl is perfect; not too big, not too small.
I did a test swatch before I started to determine the proper gauge. I used US size 2 for this sock yarn; everyone else used size 6 for the same yarn! I was very concerned at first, but I am glad I trusted my gauge and went with it. Gauge used: 24 sts/36 rows = 4” in stockinette stitch. See tips for this project on my Ravelry page.
Here I am holding and reading my newest book shipped to me by a great friend of mine all the way from Taiwan. Remember Jane from two weeks ago? That doll was made from book two written by a Chinese instructor. However, I really wanted books one and three. A friend of mine actually went to the store located in Taiwan, hunted down the author of the book, asked him a million questions that I had, purchased his books and additional supplies I need to create these dolls, and then shipped them to me.
I enjoyed a late breakfast and great weather with my husband reading these great books :) Thank goodness for weekends!