A number of you have asked me what the official name of the Summer Mystery Shawlette is. I’m happy simply calling it “Summer Mystery Shawlette.”
There was a question about the size of the shawlette I knit. I knit mine according to the pattern with no extra repeats. The finished size does depend a lot on your tension while knitting and of course how much you stretch your piece while blocking.
A couple of commenters asked how I keep Lucy off my knits while they are blocking. In response, I offer these photos.
I think that answers that question, don’t you?
Lucy is a dainty little girl and wants only to lie on my knits — she never does them any harm. (Note that Lucy is declawed — she was declawed before I adopted her — so there is no worry of her clawing the delicate lace.) She was particularly taken with this project and really enjoyed rolling around on it.
She did seem a bit annoyed when I unpinned it and took it up yesterday. I think she was hoping it was going to remain on the floor for her use.
The Estonian Pi Shawl pattern is now, by the way, available for sale in my Ravelry Store. The pattern has both charts and written-out instructions, so you can pick your poison. While it is a large shawl, it is fairly easy to knit — there is nothing terribly difficult in the pattern, just a lot of it!
Now that your needles are all revved up for summer after completing the Summer Mystery Shawlette, whatcha gonna knit?
I know what I’m going to be starting in 8 days time . . . my project for the first month of Camp Loopy! Don’t know what Camp Loopy is? Follow that link and read all about it!
I’ve ordered my yarn for my first project (you have through June 10 to order your yarn and get the discount) and you are to knit your project between June 15 and July 15. There are some pretty nice perqs to motivate you to finish your projects on time — again, follow the link above to read all about ‘em.
Can you guess what I’m knitting for my first Camp Loopy project? I’ll give you a hint — it is not my own pattern.
But in the meantime, I am knitting something from this.
“If she didn’t want me to lie on it, she wouldn’t leave it on the floor.”