As the end-of-term approaches, I find myself with free time on the horizon. The problem with tutoring is that it is very cyclical. I go from having a lot of work to none every few months. Oh well, hopefully that means I will have more time over the next few weeks to get caught up on things. My latest round of insomnia is really limiting my productivity! The break from work should help me get back on track.
I have managed to finish a few projects however, including some knitting! I just finished a new shawl for myself. Ok, actually I finished before Christmas; I'm just a little late with the photos. Opps.
It's first outing was on Boxing day. I paired it with my me-made Edwardian-inspired skirt, a black top, and the lovely vintage hat Britt bought me for Christmas. The darling little hat is from the 1930's and possibly homemade. Thanks Britt for the awesome present!
The original plan was to knit a Victorian shawl, but then I saw this free pattern on Ravelry which was exactly what I had envisioned. The point and "scallops" along the edges didn't really work out, but overall I liked the pattern. I used a cranberry rayon/cotton yarn for the body of the shawl, and then a fabulous metallic gold yarn for the border.
Close up of the shawl:
I have a couple other finished projects I'd love to share, but they will have to wait for another day.
Hope everyone is having a great weekend!