Well, that did not last long.
I’ve ripped out the start of the Sabine Cardigan I started earlier this week and am sending the yarn back to the bullpen.
A few reasons . . . first off, I did not like the fabric I was getting — way too “loose” and open for what I wanted. That is how the cardi is supposed to look, but it’s not what I really wanted. Second, I really don’t enjoy knitting laceweight on U.S. size 8 needles. Third, most of the knitting is plain stockinette and was boring as hell.
So. Three reasons for abandonment. Moving on.
I’m still plugging away on the spiral shawl at home.
I started a small sideways shawl in some sportweight yarn, but was feeling rather “meh” about it.
Then I had an idea. Always dangerous.
Anyone want to knit a mystery shawl with me?
I’ve designed yet another bottom-up triangular shawl and I am fairly excited about the design. It’s smaller than the last few I’ve done, designed to be knit with one skein of sock yarn (approximately 350 – 400 yards).
I’ll release the pattern (free!) in pieces, in pdf format, here on my blog. There will be charts, and there will also be (god help me) instructions written out line by line.
I’ve started a thread for the Summer Mystery Shawl in my Ravelry Group so there is a forum for discussion.
In the next blog entry (Sunday) I’ll discuss yarn choices, needle sizes, and what skills you need to be able to knit the shawl. Then I’ll release the first bit of the pattern next Tuesday (May 17). ETA: I’ll release a wee bit of the pattern on Sunday the 15th — the cast-on and 2-row setup — so you’ll be ready to jump into the first part of the lace pattern on the 17th.
Anyone wanna play?
“I’d play, but I see a bird outside the window and that is more important.”