You wanna peek? Are you seeing something you never thought you'd see here?
Something I said I'd never take an interest in...you know what they say about never say never...
It's all Megan's fault really.
Why? I admit seeing her knit her shawls using sock yarn lately made me a bit more curious than I've ever been. My other knitter friends around here use the laceweight. Which I also said I'd never buy...cough..cough..I have 4 skeins now. (well 1 was a gift ;)
I can see where blocking makes all the difference. I even got to test my new blocking wires.
Before, you see the pattern, but the blocking shows much more.
My Ravelympics challenge was to knit a shawl in 2 weeks. I chose a simple pattern with YO's (which are often trying to me. Not knitting them, just keeping track of them!) Oh, wait a minute, isn't lace full of YO's? I admit, I did have to drop down and fix a few missing YO's, maybe about 5 or so, but geesh, with all the ones you see here that's pretty impressive to me. I already knit from charts with sock knitting, so that part was easy.
This fence will make a great place to photo shawls, I just pressed it up there and voila (well most of it, ignore the 2 nails poking out of the fence board ;)
Did she just say "shawls"?
DD is getting so much better and clearer picture taking as I know she doesn't like being my model.
I was asked would I get much wear out of this. I so can see this dressing up an outfit (jeans in my case) or wearing as a scarf as this merino-cashmere-nylon base is so very soft. Knitting with it was a pleasure and after soaking and blocking even more softer.
Traveling Woman Shawl by Liz Abinante
The Plucky Knitter MCN in Caddy
US 6 KP's options circular for shawl, size 8 dpn for bind off
Started: February 12, 2010 @ 9:00 pm
Finished: February 26, 2010 @ 9:20 pm
Stay tuned to see what one I cast on next, well you know as far as knitting with sock yarn. I do have 2 worsted weight shawl WIP's I need to finish too.