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.