Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Fall Starts and Family Tree Finished

I went out this morning to discover this lovely creation, in my pine tree.

The early morning dew was sparkling on every thread. Obviously, someone stayed up late last night, knitting!

Meanwhile, my native hibiscus, with the lovely name of Swamp Mallow (Hibiscus moscheutos), is trying to squeeze the last bit of summer in.

When the flowers are fully open, they are the size of dinner plates, but I can't seem to catch one fully open. There are still lots of buds on it, so we may have flowers for a while, yet, if we can protect it from the frost.

I finally finished my Family Tree Shawl. That makes 6 shawls so far this year. I would think I was in a rut, except that they are all different patterns.

Here it is, in need of a good blocking.

I switched the Main Colour and Contrast Colour for the last section, and I am glad I did. I think the change in colour makes the tree stand out even more.
I like the look of the Latvian Braid, even if it is awkward to do on a piece as wide as this one. I am hoping that I can convince everything to lay flat and smooth, after I block it.


  1. Gorgeous shawl - I love your colours!

  2. wow, that is gorgeous. and yes, the tree looks great in the blue, I think it would have been lost in the lighter colour. I attended the knitting show in Kitchener, Ontario last weekend, and I now know the answer when asked where one wears these lovely knit shawls, to knitting shows up course. (or any where you want)

  3. Yes. I like the colour switch, too. Very nice! And if you're in a rut, it's a pretty nice one.