For sale for a cause: Sundance

For more on what I’m doing this year, read this post first.

After I finished Elven Princess on a Sunday afternoon, I didn’t have time to block it so I started on the next shawl right away. Sundance is a smaller shawl by Anna Victoria. Less adventurous stitches than other patterns, so I finished it in about 15 hours of knitting over 5 days and ended up with two shawls ready at the same time.

The yarn is Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light, 100% merino. Madelinetosh yarns are known for their incredible super saturated color and this is no exception. Love it.

If interested, leave a bid in the comments starting at $75 and don’t forget to tell me abut the organization you want to support!

For sale for a cause: Elven Princess

For background on what I’m doing this year, read this post first.

This one will be one of the hardest to give up, but I will to support a great organization. If you’re interested, leave a bid in the comments and I’m starting this one at $125.

The pattern, Elven Princess, is one of the latest by Alla Borisova. As you can tell, I love her work. I completed it in about 48 hours over 16 days of knitting.

The yarn is amazing. It’s called ‘From Princeton with Yarn’ and it’s a 100% superwash merino (which means you can put it in the washing machine, but I wouldn’t recommend it). I bought it at Pins & Needles, a small yarn store in Princeton, New Jersey which is the only place you can buy this yarn. Will go back for more.

For sale for a cause: Edelweiss

For background on what I’m doing this year, read this post first.

Winning bid of $75 to Boston Area Gleaners in the comments.

Next up for a donation for a great cause is Edelweiss. This shawl is a little bit smaller than the others, likely due to the smaller needle with lace weight yarn.


Yet another translated-from-original-Russian shawl. The designer is Lidia Ziginova, and it’s the first time I’ve tried one of her patterns. Won’t be the last. Took about a week. While complex enough to hold my interest through the whole thing, the stitches were quite easy.

The yarn is from Spirit Trail Fiberworks. It’s a lace weight merino/silk blend. It’s so hard to photograph the hint of sheen which gives the whole shawl a really nice glow. The color in the photographs is as accurate as I can get it. It’s a dark grey/navy shade called ‘Ink.’ I’d definitely knit with it again. Sadly, it appears to be discontinued.

Interested? Minimum bid of $75, leave a comment and don’t forget to mention the charity that you’d like your payment to go towards. That’s the best part!