Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Zodiac SAL: Aries

This past weekend was the first weekend in April and that brings us to the Zodiac SAL hosted by Jo. 

This month's sign is Aries and I've been having some trouble figuring out if any of my projects fit. But then Jocondine mentioned sheep and wool, and I thought of a shoehorn.

 My local yarn store, Must Love Yarn is having a KAL for the Jodi shawl. I decided to give it a try since it's DK weight and a little easier than another fingering weight shawl. 

My yarn is from Great Adirondack Yarn Co. and is organic cotton. It's really soft and was surprisingly easy to work with. Sometimes cotton has no give, but this was pretty easy. 

The finish!
how it looks on:
It was really warm and comfortable even though we had another day of 32F/0C weather here. I enjoyed the Jodi shawl so much I started another one in a different colourway: 
I'm still on colour 1 so far:

This was the finished Skagen shawl I sent to my Grandma:
 How it looks on:

I got it sent out before Easter and I believe it was received around then. Grandma loves it!

This is the start of the sweater for DD's "baby sister", whom she calls Baby, a cute little stuffed doll. 

And since Jo mentioned Aries people tend to leap into things without thinking them over too thoroughly, how about I add my new start, because with 50+ WIPs, that's totally what I need to do, start new projects. :)
Full Moon by Cute Patterns by Maria on 28ct Lazurite by Chromatic Alchemy

 And since dragons have been known to breathe fire, and Aries is a Fire sign, how about an update on Princess and the Dragon? 
Princess and the Dragon by Charting Creations, 1 over 1 DMC 310 on 28ct Amarinthine by Chromatic Alchemy

I think that was some successful shoe-horning and we'll see what I can come up with for next month. Please check out Jocondine's great post too!

Happy Stitching!



  1. Oh my goodness, your scarves are beautiful, I love the colors you chose.
    Princess is lovely.
    Oh my 50 plus projects, oh my.


  2. Wonderful shoehorning, Tiffany, well done! Love the shawl and the Princess and the Dragon is coming along nicely.

  3. Great post Tiffany. Your shawls are gorgeous.


  4. Beautiful shawls Tiff and perfectly modelled too! Great shoehorning.

  5. Your knitted shawls are beautiful! Stitching is going great too! Good luck with new starts:)

  6. Thanks for taking part in the Zodiac SAL this month. I love your shoe horning, in particular the Aries-like way you impulsively had a new start!
    Always lovely to see the Princess and her Dragon too.

  7. Beautiful modelling of your lovely knitting.

  8. Great stitching and knitting. And as Jo says in her comment you were doing some great shoehorning in this post, lol.

  9. Well of course wool counts! I love the organic cotton colors.... and miss having a LYS. I was excited to move to an area with one but they closed shortly after we got settled. But 50+ WIPs omg I would die ahaha

  10. Wool and knitting is an excelent shoe horn for Aries! And you sure did a lot of it this month. Great work!

  11. Great modeling job. Your knitting is just beautiful. Love the colors you have picked. Great progress on your shoehorns.

  12. Beautiful shawls!! I adore the colors in the first one. Jo should give a Golden Shoehorn prize every month! =D


Thanks for any comments!

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