Dinner with Birch

Last week I had a chance to take my new Birch shawl to dinner. It was quite an affair, hosted by the Royal College of Nursing, to bestow the 'Nurse of the Year' awards for Northern Ireland. One of our student nurses was awarded joint 'Student Nurse of the Year' so we were really proud of her.

And for the full effect:

I have had a love/hate relationship with Kidsilk Haze. It often takes me several attempts at casting on to start knitting an item and I am left struggling with a twisted, fluffy one or two row strip that has to be consigned to the bin. This may explain why I tend to run short of yarn with my KSH projects! Once I get going however, things seem to settle. The main project I have knitted with KSH has been 'Dew' by Kim Hargreaves. Her kits are so beautifully presented it really is like receiving a gift you have sent to yourself!

The colour is 'Dewberry' - familiar to many of you, I am sure, so apologies in advance for decimating the actual shade in my photo taking!

I have no further progress to report on the fishy squares - no knitting needles have been in my hands for the past week. However, I spent last Saturday at a machine applique workshop which was a new venture for me - but not a replacement for knitting (!) - too stressful getting all the pieces to line up! Pictures to follow.


Amelia said…
Oh my, that is one gorgeous Birch! How many balls of yarn did you use? I have a Birch here waiting to be blocked but I am sure that the one I made for a friend wasn't quite that big. Or maybe I wasn't sufficiently severe in my blocking. Either way it is gorgeous and you look fab wearing it.