The shawl edging, she grows!
Again, it’s hard for me to see how much progress I’ve made, but I can see that I’ve made some progress. The blob of body stitches left on the needle has definitely diminished some.
A couple of you have asked what the yardage required for this pattern is. The answer is that I don’t know yet, because I haven’t finished it. But I’m betting it’ll be around 1400 yards. I also do not know the unblocked and blocked dimensions for the same reason.
But all will be revealed in the fullness of time. 🙂
I’m so pleased that you guys like it. I think I do too, but again, I won’t really know until this baby is done. It’s life on the edge.
Did you see what I did there? Get it? Edge, Edging?
Moving on . . .
Here is the new circular shawl in progress.
The color is not quite as bright as the photo would have you believe. It’s a bit more mossy. But you can see the spirally nature of the shawl in this photo, and also the wee hole in the center created by my longtail cast-on. Personally, I love the look of that.
This shawl is divided into 9 sections, each section being identical in composition. So I’ve placed a marker between each section — purple ones, so they show up against the yarn. But the beginning-of-round marker is green (though a different shade) so I can easily see when I complete a round.
I guess circular shawls are going to be my obsession this summer. Who knew? Not I. After making a Pi Shawl a number of years ago, I shied away from circular shawls because they seemed like they would be awkward to wear. (One way is to fold down the top one-third or so and drape over your shoulders.) But I think they make very fun throws or afghans — hence my knitting them in fingering rather than laceweight wool.
And in the interests of full disclosure, I should tell you I’m thinking about working up another circular shawl that employs yet another construction method. I may have already ordered the yarn for it . . .
In answer to various comments questions, I will indeed write up and offer for sale patterns for any of these creations that I deem pattern-worthy.
At the moment I suppose I am on a sock hiatus. But I can’t imagine my needles will remain sockless for too long.
A number of you commented that Lucy must get hairballs. She really doesn’t very much. Not as often as you’d think, with all that fur. We make a point of brushing her two or three times a week, and that really helps get rid of all the loose fur. And for a longhaired kitty, she really doesn’t shed too badly.
“Did it escape your notice that it is time for me to dine? Seriously?”