Last night and tonight I only had little bits of knitting time, so I used them to do my next two mini-shawls. I am actually testing out shapes for my next design, so I was looking for something specific. They are not out of the Exploring Shawl Shapes book, but instead from the course materials… Continue reading Collection of Crescents
It wound up looking OK, in spite of everything 🙂 Now that it is totally done, you can see a bit clearer I did wind up going to a second scrap ball of yarn. These are leftover bits from my Adventurous Wrap from Christmas before last. In addition to being a good exercise in general,… Continue reading Mini-Shawl #2, We Are Ended Now
This lace edging is not going quickly, and I am relatively certain I am not following the edging part of the pattern correctly at all. After several starts and ripping back, I could just not make the pattern in the book work at all. So I made up something that works the way the edging… Continue reading Mini-Shawl #2, I Will Finish You Before You Finish Me
Last week I started on a project to work through Exploring Shawl Shapes by Elizabeth Lovick. I started with #1, Tip Up Triangle shawl, which went fine, but wanted to try doing a stockinette background instead of garter. And here they both are! The original version is on the right, the stockinette is on the… Continue reading 1st Mini-Shawl, Version 2
So, as it turns out, when you block a thing correctly, it looks much better than when you don’t. For example: Admittedly, the difference may also have something to do with not positioning your lace work on a bright, busy, distracting souvenir dish towel. Live and learn! I am still going to try it as… Continue reading Blocking is Magic!
A little while ago, I mentioned thinking about working my way through a book on shawl shapes where the projects are all (or mostly) mini-shawls. Well, I finally got started. This is pattern #1 in the book – Tip Up Triangle Shawl. The name pretty much says it all. You start at the tip and… Continue reading 1st Mini-Shawl is Done
The last big project is winding down, so it’s time to think about what’s next! This weekend I plan to start by putting in some serious time on my Fade and see how far I can get with it before distraction carries me off again. April 1 we will see the details of the next… Continue reading Up Next
The other day I saw an ad for a challenge to do 5 (mini) shawls in 5 days. Each day of this challenge you get an email with directions to knit a different miniature shawl. It sounded like a fun exercise, and I really considered it for a minute. But there’s already too much going… Continue reading Shawl Shapes – Challenge Edition