In the comments to yesterday’s post, Angela asked if my Talisman Shawl will take more than one skein. I’m planning for it to take only one (since that’s all I’ve got).
The Wollmeise is a lovely big skein — 575 yards. For this shawl, after you work the set-up chart, you can repeat the body chart as many times as you like (it is a 24-row repeat), and then work the edging chart. So I can sort of eyeball how much yarn I’ve got left as I work and decide when I need to stop doing repeats and work the edging.
I’m confident that my one skein will make a lovely good-sized shawl.
That is assuming I actually have time to knit on it. I’ve knit on the train the past two mornings, but was not able to get any lunchtime knitting in for one reason or another. And the trains have been too crowded for me to knit on the way home. I got an hour or so of knitting time in last night and expect to get about the same tonight.
It’s funny, the more I want to get something done, it seems like the less time I have to actually work on it.
And I won’t be knitting tonight — a botched blood donation (thank you, Red Cross) has left one arm bruised and throbbing.
So don’t expect much tomorrow.
To make up for the lack of photos and knitting progress tonight, Lucy gives you this: