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May 30, 2014

From Susan — Still in Love

Filed under: Updates — lv2knit @ 9:26 am

I must be, because I keep coming back to my favorite shawl pattern, but this time I made one for me.  Yay!  I bought some gorgeous, spring green yarn last year at Yarnover and got to it this week (#6 in photo below).

Looking at this picture makes me think I have a lot of potential projects ahead of me!  Anyway, I made another Sweet Dreams Shawl (are you shocked…no).  The difference is that this one is for me…my first ever Sweet Dreams shawl!!!

I started another shawl that is a bit challenging to get off the ground.  I have a new goal in life: make more shawls than anyone in their right mind should ever own.  I am well on my way!!

PS to Robby: Robby mentioned the cost of the Sweet Dreams pattern.  It is pricey because it is only available as part of the In Love Collection, which costs about $15 (aaarrrggghhh!).  I, too, balked at the price but dove in anyway.  Some of her other designs are quite similar and cost less: Out of Darkness is only $5 and is very similar.  The only difference is that it is done in laceweight instead of fingering.  You would need to take out 2-3 repeats to stay within one skein of sock yarn.  Quite Continental is also $5 and uses fingering weight.  It has a different look but similar pointy edge at the hem.


  1. That’s a gorgeous shade of green & a lovely shawl. Any more Sweet Dreams in your future?

    Comment by Samina — May 30, 2014 @ 12:10 pm

  2. What a beautiful green! I’m kind of tempted to knit a Sweet Dreams for myself, it is just so darn good-looking.

    Comment by Veronika — May 30, 2014 @ 12:54 pm

  3. Darn that Sweet Dreams, it’s so lovely, but kinda pricey since you have to purchase the whole book. I see you’ve overcome that by averaging that cost over a number of pieces, even if they are all those lovely Sweet Dreams you keep tempting us with. Knit one more and I may just cave, hang the patterns I will likely ignore. ;^)

    Comment by Robby — May 30, 2014 @ 11:04 pm

  4. Following your advice, I went to Rav and looked up Out of Darkness. Loved it. Loved. It. Bought it. Went to save it in Dropbox and…I already own it. I bought it back in 2012. Well, I KNEW I loved it.

    Comment by Laura Walters — May 31, 2014 @ 11:48 am

  5. Lovely! I bought this collection after your previous showing. I might not wear shawls, but they are so darned fun to knit! Hope to see this one in person sometime soon.

    Comment by Susan — May 31, 2014 @ 11:57 pm

  6. I think I bought the same gorgeous blood orange from Grinning Gargoyle that you did, and I have been planning to make Sweet Dreams with it. Careful where you walk around the Twin Cities, you may find yourself facing a twin!

    Comment by Ellen — June 2, 2014 @ 11:46 am

  7. Oh my, you are an enabler, aren’t you!? Off to have a look at the two you mention. Thanks for thinking to point those out for me. I may still cave. ;^)

    Comment by Robby — June 2, 2014 @ 8:52 pm

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