Last weekend was the Victoria Day long weekend and Sean, Piper and I headed up to the farm. It was a gorgeous weekend in Killaloe and much hotter than expected. Saturday was a family and family friends BBQ. There was lot’s of food, sports, conversation and beer, even Poppa’s famous wine. Most of us got on the wagon attached to the tractor and went for a ride to check out the new sugar shack for making maple syrup which is at the end of the hay fields where all the maple trees are. Nanny even wore the Triangular Summer Shawl by Nancy Bush that I made her for Christmas last year. Doesn’t she look gorgeous in it? It’s the perfect size for her!
I’ve recently decided I wanted to make a Shetland gossamer shawl and decided on the Queen Ring Shawl Pattern which I ordered from Heirloom Knitting. It arrived much quicker than I was expecting. These shawls are huge but so fine that you can literally pull them through a ring.I even already purchased the yarn for this pattern and got it at an amazing price! I put a penny in for scale so you could get an idea at the fineness. Now I just need to decide if I will use my 2.0mm needles or if I should go smaller.