I had so much fun playing around and learning on Saturday that I spent Sunday afternoon messing around with more mini-shawl shapes. I didn’t use any patterns, just cast on and figured out what I needed to do to make certain shaping things happen. It was so much fun that now I’m wondering if I… Continue reading Mini-Shawl Mania!
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