Posts Tagged ‘Leafprints shawl’

I’m Trying to Finish the Shawls

December 12, 2010

I should have had them both finished a week ago.  Instead I found two more skeins of the yarn–blue and light aqua.  What do I do?  Add it on, of course.  I had finished the blue one so I had to undo the bind-off.  I managed to do this without losing any stitches.  Then, when I was knitting along, I forgot about stopping to check on how much was left.  I found myself having to unknit two rows and wasting an hour.  Bummer. 

See the light edge.  I am not sure that I like it, but it’s staying.  I have used up all of this yarn which was my main objective.  I think that this was the best use for this yarn.  It would not have made a very good garment.  It does wash and iron nicely–always good for gifts.  I forgot to take a picture of the blue one.  Maybe tomorrow.  I’m not promising.

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Leafprints Shawl 2

November 30, 2010

I had such a good time making the first one that I decided to make another.  This time I found a cotton/viscose blend in a DK weight in my stash.  I used my size 7 circular Signature Art Needle.  It worked great.  There was not the catching problem that usually goes with this type of yarn.   The needle was smooth.  The cable was smooth.  The join was smooth.  What more do you want?  Actually, what I want is more sizes.  But, I can wait.  They’re worth it.

I knit until I almost ran out of yarn.  Luckily, it was at the end of a leaf.  I had three small skeins that were 110 yards each.  Then I found four more in a beautiful aqua/turquoise/teal so I started another one. 

When I came to the end of the first skein I decided to stripe it, changing colors every other row.  I had two light and two dark skeins.  It’ll have to do.

I’ve been working on a personal tag for a bag I am giving my daughter.  I’ve had the front for a while and I finally got around to making the back with her first name.  I put magnetic snaps on the strap because I’ve never used them before.  If you’re lucky, I’ll have a picture of the completed project tomorrow.  Then, maybe, I can start a Christmas table runner.  I need to do something to get me in the mood. 

 Nothing gets Cora in the mood, except, maybe, food.  See that poor flower in the hanging basket outside?  They all died the other night when it got below freezing for the first time.  Can winter be far behind?  It is so hard to believe that I was in North Dakota a month ago.