My best friend's birthday bear still needs clothes.
My other best friend's baby's surprise gift is still in pieces.
I was planning on making my brother-in-law a Jean Greenhowe graduation owl mascot for his college graduation next weekend.
And then there's the project I was going to design and submit to Knitty.
And we won't even mention all the incompletes on my side bar.
Have I been working on any of these things? Of course not.
Meet the current object of my
I know it doesn't look like much, all scrunched up like that. But this shawl is an evil, evil temptress. I started it on the drive to Cleveland last weekend, thinking it will be an innocent enough project. Little did I know that it possessed charms that would prevent me from putting it down for the next week and a half!
I love everything about this shawl. I love watching the pattern grow and change. I love having to read instructions for every single row rather than being able to memorize and repeat, ad nauseum, the same several rows over and over. I love the lovely soft Misti Alpaca laceweight yarn, airy-soft in my hands. I love how relatively quickly it goes -- I'm on row 107 of 153. It won't be a very big shawl at all. (I've completed quite a few rounds since taking the picture.)
I'm a bit confused, though, at the fact that it doesn't really increase in stitch number round to round. It does, but slowly. This makes it go faster, but also makes me, someone inexperienced in knitting flat circles, wonder if I made a mistake somewhere. We'll find out soon. Tonight, though, I have to put the shawl down and work on the surprise baby gift.
Labels: rona lace shawl