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Mishtik Sweet Dreams, Done!

Sweet Dreams lace detail

Sweet Dreams shawl in hand dyed mulberry silk

Yet another shawl off the needles! I absolutely love this design, this pattern :) This was my second Sweet Dreams by Boo Knits, and I will most definitely knit this pattern again, soon..!

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Byzantium Dreams, Done!

Sweet Dreams in Gothic Byzantium

Byzantium Dreams

My first Sweet Dreams shawl is finished, yay!

I absolutely love this design, this pattern, and I will most definitely knit more of these :) Looks great, very enjoyable to knit, perfect size and shape, and in this particular yarn it’s soo snuggly and looked lovely even before it was blocked..!

I’m very happy with the mods I made (see details below), and would do the same next time. Next time I would probably use much fewer beads though, and place the beads a bit differently (especially the chart c/border ones).

The Pick A Boo! Knitalong continues until the end of August, and I will keep working on my other half-finished Boo shawls :)

More pictures below the cut..!

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Pick A Boo! Knitalong: Byzantium Dreams

Byzantium Dreams

Sweet Dreams in Gothic Byzantium

Here’s yet another shawl for the Pick A Boo! Knitalong :)

I’ve been on an involuntary break for a few weeks, and am now trying to carefully ease back into it. The other half-finished knitalong shawls are too demanding for me at the moment (slippery super-thin yarn, intricate lace patterns, beads, slithery silk etc), so the obvious solution was – of course! – to cast on a new one ;)

The first Sweet Dreams shawl will eventually be gifted to my mum, so I decided to make another Sweet Dreams for myself. I wasn’t 100% happy with the colour of the first shawl (very pretty, but not exactly like I had imagined it), so I dyed this skein a bit differently. This yarn is such a joy to work with, yum! And it’s best friends with Addi Naturals (bamboo) circular needles :)

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Hand Dyed: Gothic Byzantium

Semi-Solid Gothic Byzantium

Gothic Byzantium

More yarn out of the dyepot! I was aiming for a dark, subdued, somber, semi-solid purple colour this time; having the shawl design Sweet Dreams by Boo Knits in mind. Perhaps you remember Mishtik, the silk yarn that I dyed a while back; this one is along the very same lines, a second attempt at dyeing that gorgeously gothic and vampire-esq colourway that has kept lingering temptingly in the back of my mind…

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“Pick A Boo!” Knitalong, Week 4

Sweet Dreams shawl

Sweet Dreams shawl

Here’s my progress so far on my Sweet Dreams shawl! The picture doesn’t do it justice at all, so please use your imagination :)

This is my third shawl for the Pick A Boo! Knitalong, hosted by Sarah of Crafts from the Cwtch. The first one (Rainshine) is finished, and while I was waiting for the beads for the second one (Fragile Heart), I started this one.

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Mishtik, Not So Somber

Purple Mulberry Silk

Semi solid purple mulberry silk yarn

I had never worked with 100% silk yarn before, so this was very exciting and a great learning experience!

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Raspberry Rainshine, Finished!

Raspberry Rainshine

Rainshine, blocked!

My Rainshine shawl is finished!

All in all, I’m super happy with this project! Lovely design and great pattern, would definitely recommend it to others. The yarn I chose worked really well with this design, it’s very soft and super easy to wear, such a happy colour and has the perfect amount of sparkle, and the finished shawl is the perfect size for me :)

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Fragile Heart Shawl

Reddest Stolen Cherries

Reddest Stolen Cherries

i’ve dyed the yarn for my Fragile Heart now! i went for a deep, rich, semi-solid cherry red with fuchsia undertones (to symbolize the fragility, and the light shining out from within through the cracks). it’s laceweight baby alpaca, silk & cashmere = fantastic drape, kitten belly soft and absolutely delicious :)

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Rainshine, Unblocked

Raspberry Rainshine (unblocked)

My Rainshine shawl is now off the needles! It’s not yet blocked, though.

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More Raspberry Rainshine

Raspberry Rainshine

Raspberry Rainshine

Here’s what my Rainshine shawl looks right now! The picture really doesn’t do it justice, because the lace obviously needs to be blocked (first soaked in water and then stretched out with the help of wires and pins and left to dry) to open up. You can see it a bit better in the other picture below.

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