Ishbel Off the Needles

A couple weeks ago I officially jumped on the Ishbel bandwagon. Unfortunately, somewhere between the new patterns and basement renovations, I forgot all about posting my finished shawl. The good news is, I got to try my hand at taking pictures in my new knitting studio.

Although the walls have yet to be painted (and yes, there are even more swatches on the walls now), and finishing touches need to be made, Joe and I did start installing the floor this past weekend. I am loving the light I get in the studio. Even though it's in our basement, it's not dark by any means. There are actually more windows in this area than most rooms in our house.

I have to admit, this Ishbel is a copycat. A couple months ago, when I was visiting Chicago, I went to see Carol at My Sister's Knits in Beverly. Carol had her very own Ishbel on display, in the lovely Malabrigo Pearl Ten colorway. No one had to bend my arm- I was sold and left with two skeins (but actually used less than one for the larger version- there may be another on the way!).