Tuesday, September 2, 2008

The Summer Sampler Study: A Done Deal

I bid a fond farewell to my summer project, just in time for the first day back to school.
To review my blocking procedure, I soaked the piece in cool water for at least 30 minutes. I rolled it in a small towel to get the extra water out. I put some big towels down on my old rug. I used many pins to pin The Sampler out, one pin for each scallop.
It was hot and I was still sore from back-packing, so my pinning job is not perfect. Wool is so forgiving! And of course, the gorgeous daughter shots....

If you send me your finished pictures I will have one final Summer Sampler post, showing off your work, gifting a few balls of Lacey Lamb and in general celebrating ourselves.

Between that post and today, I have a slew on new things to share with you, from new designs, to the PDF release of old designs, to workshops, to crazy happenings Chez BadCat. Hint: one item involves a fleece, a loom, 3 hours, and some wild women (and maybe one man...) Good grief! I will be back with details tomorrow. Until then, knit on!


  1. It looks gorgeous, very beautiful!

  2. That's one of the loveliest stoles I have ever laid eyes on! Amazing!

  3. Absolutely stunning!!!
    Now that it's finished I see why the patterns are arranged in THIS sequence: both ends have different, but still somehow similar patterns. Like a modified mirror image...if you know what I mean? Great job, thank you for taking us along!!!

  4. Hi Andrea, I'm passing along the "I love your blog" award to you. Please see my blog from Sep 3 and pick up your ribbon there. Thanks for a wonderful Summer Sampler Stole!

  5. I have been doing this shawl as you sent out the clues.
    Haven't finished yet, but I wanted to tell you how much fun I had while knitting this.
    I've made some mistakes, learnt a lot about lace, and I was happy all the way around. I'm doing the border now.

  6. My world fell apart around the first of August and I was unable to complete my Summer Sampler Shawl. I have thru page Seventeen. Is there a way for me to obtain the rest?


  7. Nancy,
    You left me know way to reply to you but to post here, so here is my reply! All the charts are still right here on my blog, if you folow the Summer Sampler label. You can also buy the file on Raverly for $5.50, all organized. Good luck!