It'll always be blue to me
You say, "Tomato"

New favorite

This is my new favorite striped shawl... 'til the next one comes along! I still haven't washed and blocked it, but since I'm actually wearing it for the third day in a row, it's been declared done.

This shawl goes with EVERYTHING! The gray with the subtle shades of green and blue... the black with the little pops of green and purple, yellow and red... it turned out better than I'd even imagined.

I love how different the lines look with the shift in focal point... The next shawl (a current WIP) will, indeed, be Different Lines!


  • Project: Stripes Soothe The Soul (Stripe Study Shawl) by Veera Välimäki, 100% Rain
  • Yarn: Zitron Trekking Hand Art (black) from Rainbow's End Alpacas, Norway, MI
  • Yarn: Madelinetosh Pashmina (grey) from The Village Knitter, Babylon, NY
  • Needle: Susan Bates Quicksilver 6US/4.25mm
  • Mod: Knit one row and cast off in contrasting color
  • Start to Finish: August 24, 2011 - September 14, 2011

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Kids are coming this weekend and I hope to catch them, individually, in a cooperative mood for a little project I have in mind for their mom... and for their Nana and Noni, too, I guess! They visiting before Mom leaves for Italy for the third summer in a row -- I know.... it's "a business trip" with my stepdad, but with plenty of pleasure, of course! This particular trip has been anticipated and delayed numerous times since April, so it's high time!

Once. I'd like to go to Italy just once. Thankyouverymuch.

Since that won't be happening anytime soon, I'll be trying out a new (to me) Italian restaurant in the middle of nowhere... Al Corso of Collins. I'd have visited sooner except that they're not open for lunch. They tempt me almost daily with menu updates on Facebook, so it's high time!

I'll also be making tomato sauce this weekend, and dyeing! Technically, there are only two weekends left in September and I'll be away for one! I may need to option that first weekend of October for September Project Spectrum (yellow) stuff. Man oh man, autumn sure is taking the fast train!




Lovely! I can see how it'd quickly become a favourite, the colours are so versatile! Well done :)


That shawl is great, love the colors and it's awesome that you are already enjoying it. I hope your weekend plans work out the way you want.


I love the colors in that shawl!!!
It's beautiful.


The shawl could not be more lovely and the connection of yarn, pattern and friend(Ann) makes it all the better.
I happen to know your weekend away will involve many yellow leaves!


We made your tomato sauce last week -- SO SO GOOD!!!


Stunning, Vicki! I am definitely going to hop aboard the Stripe Study Train. I seem to be totally in the mood for garter stitch, and I'm just loving your stripes. Enjoy your weekend. :-)


That is stunning. I love the colors you used.


I can see why you won't let loose of it for the blocking---it is beautiful! I love your modification and how it emphasizes the striping.

Lori on Little Traverse Bay

I just finished Under the Tuscan Sun (much better than the movie) and am now reading Bella Tuscany, so YES, I'd like to go to Italy too! Instead, I'll dig those CSA tomatoes out of the fridge and make your wonderful roast tomato sauce. ; ) I think that's as close as I'll get for a while!

P.S.---Lovely striped scarf!


Love the shawl and love your photos even more!


Love the colours in this shawl. I have been to Italy once but I would go again in a heartbeat.


WOW Love it!!! :-) it's beautiful!

Nathan Grisham

I love it! Great color combo. I'm a big fan of the alternate color bind-off.

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