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Saturday, July 16, 2005

On my Goddes..... knitting content!

Well, it has been a while since my last actual knitting update, so here goes.

I was working on and off for several months on the Irish Diamond shawl in Folk Shawls. Last night I finally completed it! I still have to weave in the ends and wash, but finally, it's done! I used a mixed black acrylic with metallic and it looks scrumptious! Note to anyone making ANY project.... do NOT put down your WIP for months, pick it up, and fail to re-read the pattern instructions. I had to frog back about 20 rows after I wound up knitting every even row instead of purling. What a pain in the butt! I'd love to do this shawl again in a really light frouffy yarn sometime, just not quite yet.

As for my next project, I'm desperate for suggestions. I'd like to make another shawl but I'm not quite sure what to make. The following yarns are what I'd love to use, but I'm afraid that the verigated yarns will ruin any lace effect I try. For the first four yarns, I have two cones of each of them, totalling about 2500 yards for each "color". The yarns are 100% rayon, very "drapy" and oh-so-soft. It's about a fingering/lace weight.

Please help me with suggestions, I'm at a loss. I have the books Folk Shawls, Gathering of Lace, Knitters Shawls and Scarves, Stahmen's Shawls and Scarves, and a host of others. Feel free to also suggest any free online patterns. Heck, even suggest patterns that I've yet to buy if you think it will help.

My project for a knitted bag out of Folk Bags is presently stalled. I don't remember the name of the bag offhand, but it's the first one in the book.... the round one done completely as an I-cord and then sewn in upon itself to form both sides. Figure out why it's stalled? Yep, knitting nothing but a long rope of I-cord is B-O-R-I-N-G!!!

Oh, on a side note... I'm hoping to tweak my blog a little.... I just haven't found the right "flow" to it yet. I'd like to change just about everything.... background, layout, the whole thing. Feel free to offer suggestions for that as well.

Well, that's it for knitting news... until next time.