Hello There!

So I havent been blogging for a while. Almost a year, actually. Im not really sure why. I have continued to knit many projects over the last year. Maybe I will do a mass update and show you everything… Today Im writing because I am just about finished with my Dreambird Shawl, and Im excited to start my next “challenging” project…

But first – a photo collage of my Dreambird, with a bonus pic of my amazingly adorable nephew/Godson, Trevor. He will be a year old in July already.


Im on feather #17 and I might be done after this one. I only have enough yarn for 1-2 more feathers, and I want to end on an odd number, and I like the number 17 better than I like the number 19. Its plenty long enough to wrap around my shoulders at this length, and I want to complete it in time to possibly enter it into the State Fair this year. I have enjoyed knitting this shawl. Once I got in the groove of the pattern, it wasnt difficult at all, just a lot of counting. I think the colors knit up beautifully as well.

My next endevor will be for my daughter. I was awed by this pattern, and as it is primarily short rows – like the Dreambird – I think I will be able to handle it. Its called Butterfly/Papillon and its amazing. Check out the link. You will want to knit one too.

Anela wanted blues and greens. We chose Lang Jawoll Magic Degrade yarn in 88 Aqua, Grey, Navy, Lime, and Cascade 220 Fingering in 8400 Charcoal. I ordered the yarn today, and bought the pattern. Hopefully the greys will vary enough not to blend the border into the colored area, but if they do I will just skip past the grey area in the Lang Jawoll Magic Degrade. Maybe add another color or two with scrap yarn I already have. We shall see.

And…just because it was too TOSHWORSTE.DAFFODIL.zoom.1fabulous not to buy, I got a couple skeins of Madelinetosh Tosh DK in Daffodil. I have a new love of all things yellow. Not sure what it will become yet, but it was a serious must have. I do much of my knitting in Tosh DK. Its definitely my go-to yarn for all the baby sweaters I like to knit. It knits up so nicely, and the colors…oh the amazing colors. I havent been disappointed yet. Im addicted, and I like it.



About zenren

I am in my mid-thirties, and blissfully married to a guy named Dave with whom I have a 17 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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One Response to Hello There!

  1. sanseilife says:

    Heck, your blog will be there when you need it! Sounds like you’ve been busy and having fun that’s important !!



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