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 →
I've been working on this shawl a little bit in between all my knitting, and it has grown quite a bit. I'm still completely in love with this yarn, and it's been so soothing to work on this project.
A while ago one of my twitterfriends pointed me toward the pattern for Fortune's Shawlette and I squirreled it away for a rainy day. Well that day is today. Or last night actually, because I couldn't wait. I have this lovely hand-dyed sparkle yarn from my local yarn shop that's been crying out for my... Continue Reading →
I finished this shawl today! It's being blocked now, but otherwise it is all done. I really love the way it turned out. It's so pretty, I can't decide if I want to keep it for myself or save it for a gift. It only used a little over half of the skein I bought... Continue Reading →
I made another good effort at the border for this shawl today. If I can spend some time on it over the holiday this week I might actually get it finished by next weekend. I really like this pattern but if I make it again it will be without the beads just so it doesn't... Continue Reading →