And the FO’s just keep on coming. It’s amazing what you can do when you stick to one project. I finished Barbara:


Stats: Barbara Shawl from Myrna Stahman’s book, size 5 needles, 4 1/2 skeins of Silky Wool. This isn’t the best picture- it’s hard to get a good picture of a blue shawl, on blue carpet, with wet blotches, dappled sunshine and a rather so-so photographer. But you get the idea. This project has both good and bad elements:

Good – Love the silky wool and love the shape – will probably be one of my favorite shawls to wear. Fairly quick knit – started it on July 23rd, so it took a little less than a month. Relatively easy as lace goes except that I kept making mistakes on the first two pattern rows for some reason – putting yo’s where they didn’t belong and leaving others out. Then I started actually paying attention and things improved.

Bad – Love the silky wool, but it hurt my wrists to knit – maybe because I was working on it too much? A little boring to knit – especially those long purl rows toward the end. But I did not want garter stitch lace and was willing to pay the price.

All in all – would I do it again? Yes, but not tomorrow! Next up – Rogue!! I received my zipper today and have it pinned in. Hopefully it will be on the blocking board (floor) by the weekend.

7 thoughts on “

  1. Very beautiful. I love looking at your FOs, you take great pictures.

    Interesting that the Silky Wool made your wrists hurt. The Silky Tweed was a killer, but I would have though the Silky Wool to be much better.

    Accidently selecting yarn that makes me hurt wasn’t something I considered when I wrote my project guidelines for sticking to a project until it’s done.

  2. What is it about the silky wool that makes your wrist hurt? Is it heavy or sticky? Red Heart makes my teeth hurt, but that’s alltogether different.

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