Knit East part 1

So as  you know I attended Knit East this past weekend in New Brunswick`s lovely St. Andrew`s by the sea.

The event was held at the Algonquin Hotel

Sarah and I organized a shawl/cowl swap for the event.  We ended up with about 20 knitters taking part and we had a great time exchanging swaps.

Here’s a group shot taken by the lovely Heidi.

I knit the  Amberwell Shawl by Judy Marples for Sarah.

I used Fyberspates Scrumptious 4ply its a merino/silk blend. I wasn’t sure what I thought of the yarn at first. Its kind of squeaky to knit with, I know thats the silk in it but it was different.  The colour is very saturated making the end result beautiful. I think I could handle a little squeak again if the project were to turn out as nicely.

Love those points!

I don’t overly enjoy knitting lace but I wanted to give myself a bit of a challenge. I think  this design had just the right amount of pattern before switching to something totally different. It definitely kept my interest by throwing something new into the mix.

If you noticed Sarah in the group shot wearing her shawl I think you’ll agree that she looks fabulous in this colour. She said she had nothing like it but loved it.  I’m glad it has gone to a good and loving home ;)

One last shot of Sarah with her shawl. *Photo taken by Sarah*

The shawl I received is up next!

10 thoughts on “Knit East part 1

  1. Great shots, Kelly! I am a lucky girl to have received that shawl. It is absolutely stunning, and very soft, too. Can`t wait to see more pics!

  2. I love that shawl!! I had yet to be inspired to knit a shawl, but after seeing your shawl swap transpire, I’m ready! What a gorgeous pattern you picked!

    What a great weekend, was fun to share it with you. :)

  3. That’s very pretty! I would find the color difficult to work with, but the end result is quite lovely. Can’t wait to see that green shawl you’re wearing close up!

  4. Hehe, I saw you on Heidi’s blog! Your shawl turned out wonderful. Such a nice shade of red! Looks like a lot of YO’s though, that’s when I always forget one or two. :)
    That Hotel looks like a place I would like to stay in.

  5. What a gorgeous location for some knitterly fun. That shawl is stunning, love the lacework and the color! Judy Marples is from my neck of the woods and she’s a lovely lady and a wonderful knitter.

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