Thanks to all your good luck vibes, I finished my Different Lines shawl! I bound off and blocked it last night, and it was dry this morning! Gotta love that shetland yarn. It softened up a little, but it’s still very woolly. I had some trouble figuring out how to wear the shawl, but I like it best if the bound off edge (the wide green stripe below) is nearest my neck. She’s an oddly shaped little sucker, for sure. You gotta knit one.
Oh! And Veera, the designer, just put all her patterns on sale for 30% off! And she has a beautiful new website! Go check it out, and if you have been meaning to buy this shawl pattern, the time is NOW people!
All the details are on my Ravelry project page here. I had so much fun with this pattern that this morning I started the other one, the ubiquitous Stripe Study. I’m already in love.
Sunday I will be attending a birthday party for my Grandma – 80! – and I already bought an outfit to match this unfinished shawl that I plan to wear. I have made good progress since starting on Friday, but those darn rows just keep getting longer and longer! Wish me luck!
The pattern is Different Lines (I bought this pattern with the amazing Stripe Study Shawl – came out to about $8 USD after conversion). The yarn is Harrisville Designs New England Shetland that I got as part of a Vivian Hoxbro kit at a yarn store in Columbia, SC years ago. The kit was for the pattern Dancing Stripes. I knew I probably wouldn’t knit that pattern, but the yarn and colors were amazing – and amazingly priced at 75% off. I’ve been saving the yarn for just the right pattern, and so far I’m loving the Different Lines pattern in this shetland yarn. As with all woolen spun yarns, I am anticipating the transformation once it’s blocked. It will soften up a lot, and be lightweight but warm and cozy. I can’t wait. Now back to the knitting! Must finish!
This morning, I got Jerry off to school. I started a few loads of laundry and folded a few loads, too. I made breakfast for Maggie. I made my bed, and opened up the box with the new husband pillows that arrived from Sears. I tested out the husband pillows with Maggie. We played with the box the pillows came in. I cleaned up the kitchen from breakfast and made lunch. Then we ate lunch. I checked my email, got caught up on twitter, watched a bunch of videos on youtube instant (Gaga, Elmo, Florence + The Machine, Titus Andronicus, etc, etc) and did some facebooking. I watched the end of the VMAs that I missed last night.
I also cast on for a hat, worked the 29 bobbles along the brim, worked the body in stockinette, decreased for the crown, fastened off the last 10 stitches, wove in the ends, tried it on Maggie, then took pictures while she added rocks to her rock collection.
This was a good morning.
Pattern: Heartless Hat from The Red Collection
Started: This morning around 7 am
Finished: This afternoon around 12:30 pm
Yarn: Malabrigo Chunky, in the glorious Lettuce colorway. Mmmm.