A few things off of the needles

This little sweater got a lot of attention when I posted it over on Facebook, so here are the details: 

When Spinning Yarns posted that a shipment of Madelinetosh was in, I went running.  I loved the color combo of Corsage (pink) & Steamer Trunk (gray).  
Now to find a pattern... I searched my new go-to catalog of 'things I want to knit' over on Pinterest & I found this shawlette that I had been eyeing for a while.
Xenia by Vanessa Smith was a fun way to combine my two colors.  The pattern was written in a way that you could knit it in one color or 'customize' it with your own color combinations.  The easy to follow pattern also included written & charted instructions for the beautiful lace bottom edge.

Lastly, I have finished another sweater for me.  Using Malabrigo Silky Merino, I knit Leaving by Anne Hanson.  You sure get your bang for your buck with this pattern.  It can either be knit in this pullover version, or as a cardigan!
The only major modification that I made was omitting the pattern on the sleeves.  Not that I didn't like the detail, I just really wanted to get this sweater done & be able to wear it.

 Wear the sweater? It's June you say!  Well, it has been a very cold June here in Maine... and I was able to wear this a couple of times already!

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