We’re nearing the “halfway point” on the Sparkly Close to You Shawl. I’m using Lion Brand’s Shawl in a Ball Metallic in the Cleansing Quartz colorway. I’m really enjoying the knitting on this shawl. There’s just enough going on to keep the knitting from getting boring, but also easy enough to be able to memorize what goes on in each row (you know, so you don’t have to constantly be referring back to the pattern…..).
How’s your summer knitting coming along?
It’s DONE! YAY!
A little closer look.
Here’s the details…..
How’s your knitting going? Finish anything lately?
Since I bound off my Sparkly Triangle Shawl (there will be pictures soon…..), I decided to cast-on another shawl. Recently, The Midnight Knitter (of Yarn, Books & Roses) posted she was working on a Close to You Shawl. That looked like a fun knit, so, I cast-on using my other skein of Sparkly Shawl-in-a-Ball yarn (Cleansing Quartz color). For whatever reason, I’m really enjoying knitting shawls right now and this pattern is a definite winner!
What are you working on right now? Cast-on anything new?
While the mental debate on the Sweater Dilemma goes on (and on….and on….), I cast-on a new project! YAY!!!! I found a fun project tor the Sparkly yarn! I decided to make Bernat’s Triangle Shawl. It’s been a good knit so far. How can you go wrong with garter stitch (with a few increases and decreases)? I haven’t gotten very far into the color changes yet. I can hardly wait to see how they look!
Have you started a new project recently? How’s it going?
Confession time…..I’m a little bored with my Brioche Cowl. The colors aren’t as pretty as I thought they would be. They seem dark and Fall-ish. I just want to knit something Spring-ish. I saw these sparkly Shawl-in-a-Ball yarns in Wal-Mart yesterday. Well…..they just HAD to come home with me! Maybe this is one of the reasons I always feel like I don’t save any money when I shop at Wal-Mart….. 😉
I’ve knit this shawl and this cowl with Shawl-in-a-Ball yarns and really like them.The softness. The color fade. They’re just so much fun to knit with! Which might make them the perfect thing for some Spring projects!
Here’s a few of the projects I’m considering…..
Well, now, I just have to make a decision…..I hope I can do that without spending too much more time on Ravelry! 😉
Have any recommendations for Shawl/Scarf/Cowl patterns?
Pattern: Elizabeth’s Diamond Shawl
Yarn: Serenity Sock Yarn
It’s FINISHED! My shawl for the Knit-along 2017. I have to say, I’m not sure why I waited SO long to knit a beaded project. It really adds to the project!
It’s very pretty.
And. It makes me feel like an Artist. That’s the sign of a good project….don’t you agree?
I just wanted to share the progress I’m making on the Elizabeth’s Diamond Shawlette that I’ve been working on for my Knit-along 2017. See that? Links to places outside the blog! It took me almost an hour of reading, but I finally figured out what I was doing wrong. Not highlighting the linked text. Who would have guessed?
I’ll have to go back to some of my old posts and add some links. Someday. You know, when I have some spare time.
I’ve completed 3 repeats of the chart. The pattern calls for 5 repeats, but because I’m using sock yarn instead of DK, I’m probably going to have to do a few more repeats to get the shawl big enough. I’m really enjoying this pattern and can’t wait to see my co-knitter’s progress today. How are your 2017 projects progressing?