My Wendy’s Summer Solstice KAL Shawl is Done!

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!

Wingspan Shawl Complete

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.

 

 

Wool & Company Every Other Month Club: Karen Shawl

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!