Wife, Mummy, Nurse: Shawls {Yarn Along}

17 April 2013

Shawls {Yarn Along}

I finished the Splendid Triangle Shawl and gave it to Mrs. G. on Sunday. It was knit with Lion Brand's Homespun yarn, which I strongly dislike. It feels plasticky, not that I'm surprised, since it's 100% acrylic. The pattern itself was boring and monotonous.

My husband took a quick photograph before heading to church.

Yesterday, I started knitting the Summer Flies shawl for myself. I purchased this yarn at the Maryland Sheep and Wool festival in 2011 and finally found a project for it. I also downloaded this pattern last year, when it was still free. Note to self: Let this be a lesson. If you like a free pattern and plan on knitting it in the future, download it.  

4/16/2013: Finished Sections 1 & 2. So far, this is a quick knit and keeps me on my toes because of the changes.

Section 1 completed.
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  1. Once fine yarn runs through the fingers, it's difficult to be satisfied with anything less... The shawl did turn out nicely, though. And the new one? The colorway is beautiful!

  2. the completed project is lovely, but what fun that new yarn of yours! I did a shawl with fine yarn and wondered if I could just bump up the weight and needle size and it would go faster and be thicker. I knit with homespun once or twice, but it didn't have a smooth flow and that's one of the things I like about knitting - feeling it flow through your fingers. Keep up the good work!