So the office Shawl is Done, now all I have to do is block it. Right now I’m having an adventure finding something large enough to pin it down with I have a little less than 1/5 of it still unpinned.
That right there is the bottom. It’s pretty much huge. I can’t wait to block and have this as drape for when I’m freezing! at work.
Back from beer and knitting, it was still a bit more crowded than usual but not as bad as last week. ( I found a knitting book with pint glass on the cover) The title already escapes me but it was something about simple knits for the social knitter. The Devil’s Panties covers this well. Don’t let the name scare you, the worse thing about the image is some profanity at dropped stitches and not the @$%# kind.)
So I have gone with the three color vertical line plan.
So we have colors and I hope I have actually worked out how to keep the three edges about the same size.
Also hit up Barnes and Noble today to get Skin Trade. And while I was at it I picked up a copy of Reversible knits.
As you may remember it items created from the book by the author were at Gotta Knit the day I headed over there. to get more shawl yarn. There are a couple techniques from it I want to try (it states 6 for making items reversible) though one seems to be garter. I flipped through on the train and with my 35% off (20% Members discount 15% coupon) I am not complaining.
More on the shawl….
So the Daleks are done.
I may have cheated a little with the bases where I added 2 felt squares at row 17 of the base patter. One glued to the inside with my glue gun and one stitched to the base with my darning needle.
M arrives tomorrow. I need complete exterminknits. Let’s not even discuss that I was supposed to have a third in black and white.
More pictures on stuffing and felting behind the cut.
How do we have Progress and fail all in one? Remember the candle flame shawl I started? In shades of purple blue and greens. Well I had always planned to use that yarn for a shawl. The only catch was I had planned to make a much lighter one. So I knew I didn’t have enough yarn. I headed over to Gotta Knit during lunch to get more and of course that color scheme is long gone.
This yarn fuzzes like there is no tomorrow, or like there is mohair hiding in its acrylic wool blend. So frogging is not an option.I have gotten maybe 1/2 of the way done with 2 1/2 skeins of the 3 I had.
Its coming along well. I have memorized the repeat rows after leaving the pattern in a friend’s car and in fact being able to knit for hours without it. But right now it drapes over my 13″ MacBook. You know the one the background for 95% of my pictures. Not nearly enough for keeping me warm at work. I may also in the future attempt a shrug for the same reason. The weather has been weird enough that the AC has not been cranked up to max yet. Though today it was fixed to be “cooler” in general.
But back to the shawl. The ladies at Gotta Knit were very helpful, and helped me select the three above colors to continue the shawl. My only questions become what order should they be knit in, and should I do two repeats or one. two repeats would give you one solid flame and half of another. One would be 1/2 of a flame though opposite ends.
Or take the advice of a friend and have vertical lines of color. \ | / So each of those lines would be and equal part of the pattern. I may have to go on Ravelry and look around and see what else has been done to this pattern and if its what i have in mind.
At Gotta Knit they were also looking at things that the Author had sent for their copy of Reversable Knits. I will likely be picking up this book at some time as from what I saw all but one project was double knit. How could I not? Just the lace weight scarf was enough to get me wondering. And the DK scarf that was cabled on one side and striped on the other.