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Contest Winner and Roma with Modifications

Thanks to everyone who entered my contest to win a copy of Knitting it Old School . Using a random number generator Tanis was selected to win the prize. The book is on its way to her. Meanwhile, in a sweet twist of events, I won a prize in my own contest! When I wrote to Tanis to notify her that she had won, she wrote back and offered to send a few skeins of her gorgeous yarn for me to design with! It turns out that this Tanis is the talent behind Tanis Fiber Arts. How could I refuse? Look at those colors!! She sent two skeins of her Yellow Lable DK Weight in Cobalt. They are destined to become a mitten and hat set. I can't wait until I have time to cast on. She also included a set of her beautiful note cards. (note: the image in the background of the photo is not one of Tanis's note cards, it's an etching that Sofie did last spring.)

Tanis Yarn

Thanks again to everyone who participated in the contest. You offered some excellent suggestions on how you'd wear the Swing Time sweater.

Several weeks ago I published my Roma Shawl pattern. I first started the design over a year ago using Schoppel Wolle Zauberball. It had languised on the needles for a long, long time because I wasn't sure where I was going with it. Just before my trip to Rome I decided that perhaps the design might work better in the luscious Schaeffer Audrey that Laura Nelkin had sent. So I packed that yarn and cast on again - finishing the design in the decadent Audrey. Then about a month ago, just after I published the Audrey version of Roma, I found that original, languishing Zauberball project and had a moment of inspiration. All that shawl needed was a contrasting border to perk up the dark colorway I had chosen. After trying several options I settled on a ball of Knit Picks Palette in Tidepool Heather.

  Roma Mods Close
I've added these modifications to the Roma pattern and have sent the updates to eveyone who has already purchased the pattern. You can now knit two versions of this shawl and get two very different looks!

Roma Variations

 Roma Shawl and Roma Shawl with Modifications

(Raverly Link - more photos on the pattern page)

Price: $6.00 US (two shawls for the price of one!!)


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The mods are splendid! Oh, and Tanis is a lucky gal :o)

I love that you aren't afraid to mix up the colors with your shawls. The new one is beautiful.

You have such a genius with color. I love those two colors together and never would have thought to pair them like that.

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