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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2 comments:

  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!

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  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!

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