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.

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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!

For sale for a cause: Peony

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

Update: This shawl has been sold for $50 donation to the Enchantment Theater. Thanks, Ellen!

If you get into lace knitting, sooner or later you have to try a Herbert Niebling. They’re intricate and very different than other lace styles. This shawl is an adaptation of one his designs by Hayley Tsang Sather. All-in-all, 10 different charts to follow and took me about 3 weeks to complete.

The yarn is a lace weight merino wool and silk blend that I bought in Massachusetts a couple of years ago. I really like how subtle the color variations are. Feels like “morning” to me.

 

If interested, please leave a comment. Minimum bid of $50. Don’t forget to mention the cause that you’d like the money to go towards! That’s the best part. 🙂