rowan to the rescue.

As you can see, I’ve been knitting away on the textured shawl this week. And last night, after a lovely late night beer and knitting date, I realized that I was getting very close to the end of my handspun. This morning, with my coffee, I knit a few more rows, and then gambled (poorly) about whether I’d have enough to bind off on the right side. This is a photo of the gamble, alongside my proposed solution. (Remember the sweater I frogged awhile back?) I made it halfway through the bind-off row when I ran out. Luckily, even though the Rowan Felted Tweed stands out against the backdrop of the textured shawl in this photo, one strand, on the edge of half the shawl, blends right in. I spit-spliced and continued binding off, and then raced against the clock to soak the shawl and pin it out before power-walking to campus to teach section this morning.

I stretched it out as much as I could, though the cast on edge is a bit tight, and I’m keeping my fingers crossed that the whole thing relaxes into a cozy, comfy, drape-y shawl.

And now I have a few food pictures to share from the week. (Yep, no transition. Sorry about that.)

Last weekend I made a pan’s worth of eggplant parmesan using a big, beautiful farm eggplant. It was awesome. And last Friday (I think) I made gazpacho.

This was so good. Exactly what I needed on a very sticky day. Here’s the recipe. We ate it with toast and cream cheese, and it hit the spot. I will definitely be making this the next time I have a handful of super ripe, juicy tomatoes.

Happy almost weekend! (And if you’re on the East Coast, happy arrival-of-weather-that-is-suitable-for-knitwear!)

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5 thoughts on “rowan to the rescue.

  1. Woohoo for another FO! It looks like it’s going to be gorgeous! I’m awfully jealous of that eggplant Parmesan–mmmm.

  2. Love your shawl and finished just in time for our cooling temps. Sometimes a bind off in a different color adds a nice touch to it. Great choice!

  3. Looks great! Lovely handspun! Have a good weekend – we (Germany) shall have a brief revisit of summer on Saturday, then autumn is coming back! I’m already plotting hats and mittens :-)

  4. Weather-that-is-suitable-for-knitwear: please send to Tennessee. Can’t wait to see the shawl in all its modelled glory. Yay for yummy food!!

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