When I got up this morning, I noticed that Miss Lucy had placed one of her toys on the Stacy Shawl as it lay blocking.
I’m not sure what the meaning of this is — perhaps Lucy was staking her claim to the shawl?
Anyway, I released the shawl from its bondage today.
Gwendolyn looks very pretty wearing it, I think.
And a side view:
A close-up of the bottom edge:
Some Q&A . . .
Several of you asked how I came up with the name for my True Love Stole. The name came out of a private joke. And that’s all I have to say about that (I am apparently channeling Forrest Gump here).
Wendy, I am so impressed by how fast you knit. It just took you 5 days, plus you were working on other things! Wow, that is fast knitting. I so wish I could knit that fast. Any secrets to how you get done so fast? Do you like knit night and day! I know that you talk about working so wow! do you work everyday and still get these projects done so fast? What’s the secret!!!
Yes, I have a “real” job — one that takes me away from home at least 11 hours each day. It’s quite the nuisance, let me tell you.
Yes, I knit the Stacy Shawl in 5 days. But 2 of those days were days off from work (I was off Friday for a dentist appointment, so got some good knitting time in then, as well as on Saturday). And it is a very fast knit.
I don’t really have a secret for fast knitting, except to knit every day, even if it’s only for a few minutes. And knit during “stolen moments” — when you waiting in line for something, on hold on the phone, commuting on the subway, etc. On weekdays I knit for a few minutes before I leave for work in the morning, on the subway to and sometimes from work, during my lunch break, and for a couple of hours in the evening. It adds up!
Could you describe the process you go thru when designing a triangular shawl?
I wouldn’t know where to begin. It’s different every time!
But I will tell you it involves a lot of playing around with charts on an excel spreadsheet.
In other news, I’m knitting something pink.