Yay, I finished! I didn’t finish right on time, but I got it done during summer. That counts, right? I mean, it was even the right year!
I added some width (about 20 extra inches according to the pattern notes) and a little to the depth. It’s definitely big enough. But it’s really really wispy and will only be good during the hot summer days! There should be a few more of those this year though, so I’ll get to use it.
This was knit with Knit Picks Gloss Lace. I really like the yarn. Luckily, I have some more in a nice lavender color. Oh what to knit!
Let me know what you think!
Have you seen the free Wingspan shawl on Ravelry? You’ve got to check it out.
I had some sock yarn that didn’t feel like something I would want socks made out of. It was stiff, a little rough. But the colors are great. So I whipped it up into the Wingspan! This was the fastest thing I ever knit! It took me 5 days!
The pattern is intuitive, so once you get the rhythm down, you can roll right along. I liked it so much I cast on another ball of yarn to make another. This time I making some adjustments, adding stitches to the cast on so it’s bigger overall. I also have two balls so I can make it as big as I like. I’m not knitting as fast as before because I have some other projects on the needles.
Kelly and I did a knit-a-long between us, along with other knitters at Wool & Company. This time the pattern was the Karen Shawl by Amy Stinson aka Indigirl. This was my first shawl and it was challenging. Seriously, the cast-on sent me into a tail spin. But I adjusted and ended up with this. The colors in the picture are slightly off: think less orange, more purple.
Unfortunately, this has sparked an incredible interest in lace knitting. I can’t wait to do more!