I actually finished my shawl in time for the parade! Unfortunately it was hot and I ended up not taking it with me. Disappointing but probably for the best because we were out in the sun for several hours. It didn't matter anyway because we were having way too much fun.
I'm getting close to finishing but I'm not there yet. I plan to keep working on it tonight and a bit in the morning. With a little luck I'll have just enough time to get it done.
Please excuse my sad old comforter, I was in a hurry to grab this photo. I'm going to have to stay in a hurry if I want to get this finished in time for Saturday. There's still 3 colors left to add to this rainbow!
Here's the second Pride project I started last night. It is a pattern called Lizard. It feels a little stiff in cotton, but on the plus side it does hold its shape really well which makes the pattern stand out. (Thanks for the suggestion @angiwyn)
I finally made the time to wet block this shawl today. Now that I'm looking at this photo I keep seeing spots I should go back to add more pins, but overall I am very happy with this piece. This was some of the most expensive yarn I've used and it was a complete joy... Continue Reading →
I finished the edging on my shawlette tonight! It still needs the ends woven in and a good blocking, but the actual stitching is all done. I think this one is going to really benefit from blocking, I can't wait to see how it looks when I finally get around to it.
I got another row of edging done tonight in between watching two terrible movies. Ice Sharks and Santa Jaws are both awful, but only Santa Jaws is that special sort of festive. Maybe if I hadn't needed so much wine to get through those films I might have actually finished this shawl tonight.
I made a lot of progress on this shawl tonight while watching old episodes of Doctor Who. Just two rows of edging left if I follow the pattern, but I have so much yarn leftover I could try something more complicated. If I'm brave enough. Or I could try to make something else out of... Continue Reading →
I decided to switch from knitting to crochet for the night tonight. Every time I work with this yarn I fall in love with it all over again. I'm not sure who this shawl is for, but whoever it goes to has to be someone I really like. It will be hard for me to... Continue Reading →
I had a long day at work and a bit of a rough night at home, but I still managed a few stitches on this shawlette. Working with this pretty yarn makes me feel better.
More shawlette progress today. It's a shame it doesn't keep that lacy openness like the photo from yesterday. It will definitely need a thorough blocking to get the full effect when it is done. Hopefully that will help with the size a bit too. I only have a few more rows to go and it... Continue Reading →
We drove to the town about an hour away today to see a movie, and I took this project along in the car. I figured it would be good practice for our long drive to visit family on Thanksgiving. I managed to get a little bit done on the way there, but it was dark... Continue Reading →