Coming Soon! The Dreambird.

I have been thinking about knitting the Dreambird for a while now. This prompted me to start looking up finished Dreambirds on ravelry. Wow. This is an amazing shawl. So I downloaded the pattern and looked it over. Seemed like something I could handle. Then I had to figure out my yarn colorways.

One that really stood out to me while looking at all the beautiful examples on ravelry was justquiltin’s version. I loved the longer color repeats of the feathers, and the grey/tan of the background. I decided to use the same yarn justquiltin used for the feathers, just in a different colorway. I chose Crystal Palace Mini Mochi in Autumn Rainbow. For the background I went with a light tan/grey called Buckingham Fountain in Shepard Sock by Lorna’s Laces.

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My colorblind husband assisted in choosing the colors. I love earthy, autumn colors and I want the feathers to stand out against the background. I also like how the grayish background color is slightly tonal. Im excited for it to arrive so I can cast on!

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About zenren

I am in my mid-thirties, and blissfully married to a guy named Dave with whom I have a 16 year old daughter named Anela, and she is my world. I'm the RN Clinical Nurse Manager of a Transitional Care Unit where I work extremely hard to make my nurses and my patients happy. I knit shawls, and hats, and baby sweaters. I obsessively use Burt's Bees lip balm. I love spending weekends on our little slice of lake in northern Minnesota, and laying in the grass near the bonfire on a cool spring night with the kiddo watching for shooting stars while eating gooey s'mores with sticky fingers. I enjoy wrapping up in over-sized, snuggly warm sweaters in the autumn and going for walks with the smell of fallen leaves and trees blazing with color. I read a lot of self-help books. I frequently do not answer my cell phone. My husband adores me because of my quirks, not in spite of them, and I do my best to appreciate that. Im learning to meditate, and have a weakness for a good cup of tea. My nephew is adorable, and brings me so much joy. I knit to wind down, stay sane, and create beautiful things.
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