Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Number Ten

I finally finished my most recent Hitchhiker, and even though I always say this, it's one of my favorites so far. We've had rain
 all week and it's far too dark to take any decent pictures, but I gave it a try during the six minutes it wasn't raining.

Hedgehog Fibers calls the colorway Eel, but all the eels that Justin has caught are black and slimy. 
It reminds me more of labradorite than eels.

I got the bright idea to attach labradorite beads to each end, but I don't love them. 
They only show the colorful irridescence with just the right light at the right angle, so I may be removing them soon. 

It's soft, has wonderful drape, and has kept me nice and warm in this chilly and damp weather. 
Who knows, maybe my next FO will be something besides a Hitchhiker!

Ravelry details here.

I didn't write this post specifically with Kat's new Unraveled Wednesday in mind, but since it is about knitting (and I did some unraveling with this project) I'm going to link up with her.

Kat says, "I think this is something we all do rather well – in both knitting and reading. And, while unraveling a book might be less painless than unraveling your knitting – it is necessary occasionally.
I hope you will join me on Wednesdays and unravel the stories you are reading and share your crafting inspiration – knitting, crochet, spinning, sewing, quilting, weaving, drawing, etc." 
So I would encourage you to head over to Kat's for some of her stunning stitching and to join in on Unraveled Wednesday!


  1. I kind of like the beads . . . I know so many knitters who love the hitchhiker pattern -- and most, like you, have knit it multiple times. I really should give it a try sometime! Your newest version is just lovely -- and the pattern shows off the yarn to full advantage. XO

  2. Bonny! That is gorgeous and number 10!!! that must be a go to pattern then. I love re knitting favorite patterns. It's like re reading good books :)

  3. I love the colors in the yarn, but I would have to call it something else, as eels creep me out.

    The beads are nice, but do they weigh it down too much? That would be my only worry.

  4. From here the beads look cool! Number 10! Knitting something familiar over and over, but with different yarns, is what I call comfort knitting. How nice!

  5. Oh, Bonny! I love how this turned out! I think that skein was perfect for Hitchhiker #10!! And, I kind of like those lovely beads on the ends! (I am also glad you are joining me!)

  6. I love the colors and I think the beads are the perfect addition!

  7. Like everyone else Bonny, I have to say this is one gorgeous shawl! And, I like the beads too...they don't look too heavy. The yarn is so pretty (and not eel-like at all!!). I really need to check out this pattern. If you've knit 10, it must be a fabulous pattern!

  8. That really is spectacular -- that colorway is amazing! Brava!!

  9. This #10 might be my favorite one yet. I do love the beads, too (but could see they might be a little harder to wear). and boy am I behind this week ... haven't gotten to Kat's blog yet, but I love the idea of sharing unraveling stories!

  10. oh and p.s. I think it would be a sucker bet to think your next project would be anything other than a hitchhiker! ;-)


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