Monday, May 23, 2011

Project bag, Pink Prototype, Phat Fiber June Pattern finished. Phew!

Pink prototype and new project bag johnny cupcakes back of project bag

I bought the Johnny Cupcake bag, it's now my new knitting bag. Featured with it is a Pink Prototype on ChiaoGoo Stainless Steel Size 10 32" circulars and my stitch markers
I will give away the secret to making these stitch markers - a barrel cord lock from

and a loop of gift elastic from

The Pink Prototype is my knitting doodling for the Phat Fiber Sampler Box pattern for November. I was trying to make something different, but serendipity moves in mysterious ways and I realized that this was my November pattern.

My June Phat Fiber Sampler Box pattern is ready. Many, many thanks to my fiber partner Funhouse Fibers, :

Dorable with heart label wrapped as shawl knot in front showing right shoulder

Dorable with heart label close up of edge and mesh

Dorable with heart label close up of wrapped around neck

Dorable of Funhouse fiber yarn center mesh and edge eyelet close up detail

Dorable of Funhouse Fiber detail of point and mesh

Three yarns- Funhouse Fibers "Slither Silk" Hand painted yarn fingering weight, 437 yards, 50/50 Superwash Merino/Silk, Cascade Yarns handpaints, and 50/50 Superwash Merino/Tencel 420 yards from WC Mercantile, dyed by me. Each shawl uses one skein of fingering weight yarn, approx 420 - 430 yards:

Dorable 3 versions Funhouse fiber WC Merc Merino and tencel and Cascade handpaints

Plymouth Yarn Mushishi 95% Wool 5% Silk, purchased from WC Mercantile. This version is larger, knit on Size 10 needles, I used every inch of the skein. It's a generous 250 grams and 491 yards. It makes a lovely prayer shawl. The tassels help to keep the shawl on the crook of the elbow.
Dorable Prayer shawl of Plymouth yarn Mushishi from WC Mercantile front

Dorable Prayer shawl of Plymouth yarn Mushishi from WC Mercantile side

The theme for the June Phat Fiber Sampler Box is "Science Fiction". My inspiration for the shawl was Robert A. Heinlein's novel Time Enough for Love.

The pattern is for sale on Ravelry -
for $1. The pattern includes instructions for 2 sizes. The smaller uses one skein of Funhouse Fibers yarn (or equivalent), the larger uses one skein of Plymouth Yarn Mushishi (or equivalent).

Take care and keep your yarn dry.

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