Kris says I should blog more, so here it goes. Since I do a lot of shawls, I don’t have finished projects very often. Here’s what one of my current projects looks like.
Looks like the blob, doesn’t it! Not very attractive right now, but it should be a lovely circular shawl once it is blocked. I still have a lot of rows left to do, though. Expect a finished shawl in a few months.
While I was visiting my family last week, I stopped by Threadbear and picked up two things – yarn for a wedding shawl for my niece, and a book. Here is the shawl after a week’s progress.
I realise Lauren is only two, but I needed a new project and I figured it is stashable until she’s older. And it was an excuse to buy a new book – I really did end up using a pattern from the book.
This is a great book, but be warned that there are no charts in this book. Since I prefer to work from charts for lace knitting, I am having to chart the patterns as I go. This can be tricky as many of them change the number of stitches in each row. I hope I get better at this as I go since charting the pattern for Lauren’s shawl took me two hours, and there were only 16 rows!
I’m off to add another couple of rows to Lauren’s shawl before the guys get back from gymnastics. Happy knitting!