Several of you have remarked that while you are generally not a fan of the color orange, you really like the color of my shawl in progress. Me too!
I’ve never gone out of my way to knit with orange, nor do I have much in the way of orange in my wardrobe. But the yarn I’m using for my Shetland Triangle is, to quote Jessica, like liquid sunshine. I can’t stop looking at it. It’s such a happy color.
I’ll be keeping this shawl for myself, and it will likely live at my office. What could be better than wrapping yourself in a cloak of sunshine when work sucks?
Is this a pattern you could do with dogs on your lap? Not that easy? I’m looking for a shawl pattern that isn’t too hard.
This question makes me smile, because I am imagining giving patterns “dog” ratings. “This is a two-dog pattern — you can knit it with two dogs in your lap.” Perhaps an icon system of little dogs to designate how many dogs you could have on your lap while knitting. Tiny icons for chihuahuas, and big icons for Irish wolfhounds.
Where was I?
Can you knit this pattern with dogs on your lap? It depends, I guess, on how experienced a knitter you are. If you have knit lace before, you should be able to. I am knitting mine balancing one cat and one MacBook Air in my lap most of the time. As I said, the pattern is easily memorizable. If you haven’t memorized it, a glance at the chart at the beginning of each row should be enough.
I’ve got a row counter in play as well, to help keep track. I will be making this larger than the pattern directs, as the original is a rather small shawl. I will be knitting until I run out — don’t want to waste any of the precious handspun!
“I want to be alone.”