I’ve put in some solid shawl knitting time over the weekend and have made some progress.
I’m at the point where I’ve got a whole lotta stitches on the needles so each row takes a long time to complete. The wrong side rows take a particular;y long time because for each double yarn-over I am doing a purl 1 knit 1 on the wrong side, and I have to sort of pay attention.
Still, it is a fun knit, so I’m not really complaining.
The results of the shawl naming poll sorta surprised me. I didn’t think that “Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds” would be the favorite. It’s a good name, but I’m not going to use it. If I want to sell the shawl pattern, I hesitate to use a well-known song title for its name.
I’d also not call it by the second choice: “Diamonds With a Bunch of Crap in the Middle,” because some people might find it offensive, as evidenced by complaints in a couple of comments. Not that I really care if other people don’t “get” my sense of humor (it wouldn’t be the first time), but for a pattern for sale, it needs to not offend.
So the name of the shawl, from this point forward, is a conglomerate of a couple of the choices: “Kay’s Diamonds and Purls.”
Hey, I never said my blog was a democracy!
Here’s what Lucy will be doing all afternoon: