Saturday, April 28, 2012

Live Oak Shawl - Finally!

I finally finished the Live Oak Shawlette and had a the chance to photograph it. I enjoyed knitting up this shawl, but didn't enjoy working with Madelinetosh Tosh sock yarn as much as I had hoped. This yarn has great reviews, but I am not sure why. I just didn't like it as much. I also wasn't a fan of the pink I picked out. According to Ravelry, I started this project in August last year, frogged it in March of this year and finally finished it in April! Gosh, this project took a long time to finish.


When lay flat, this shawl has an interesting shape and looks like a trapezoid. The construction of this shawl is great. You started in the center and work your way out, once you get to a certain point, you divide it into three sections, thus forming the trapezoid from a half circle. This shawl is supposed to have lots of open half circles for the edge, but since I ran out of yarn, I just left the edges flat as is!



On a different note, my husband planted a herb garden when I was traveling last week. I came home to this darling box full of different herbs he planted with automatically sprinkler system all set up! He planted basil, parsley, rosemary, cilantro, and oregano. However, I think something (bunnies maybe?!) got to most of the cilantro, parsley and basil! How cute! :)

6 comments:

Kristen said...

I am curious what you didn't like about the tosh sock? I think it's great to post reviews on the rav page for the yarn. I always read them before I buy a yarn and try to post my reviews as well. Your husband, what a sweetie!

Audry said...
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Audry said...

I do like that shawl. Although I'm sorry to hear you didn't like the yarn as much. I have to say that I like the feel of other yarns a bit better, but the colors that tosh comes in can't be beat.

Marisa said...

Oh no! I just bought my first couple balls of tosh. Yikes. Oh well...Your shawl is beautiful though. I'm tired of triangle shawl patterns. This one is unique. It looks beautiful on you.

Alli said...

Your shawls always come out beautifully! They look nice and cozy, too. :)

Wouldn't it be cute if you put a videocamera to catch the nibbling bunnies? :D

Maryse said...

Love the herbs box! Your shawl is beautiful! I like pink so... and I think the size is just perfect!