Subtitled: this is why I can’t have nice things. “Why?” you may ask. Oh, no reason. Just this:
This is why I can’t have nice things.
That’s the Brass and Steam shawl blocking. My cat Ninja has fallen in love with the shawl itself. Patches, who is lurking in the upper right corner, just wants the wire blockers. I’ve now moved it into the walk in closet away from prying kitties.
And there she is in her full-sized glory. I need to find out which box holds my pins and mats so I can just pin it in place and let it open up some more. I cannot wait until it’s finished drying so I can wear it! I can’t say I can blame the cat, the yarn is really smooshy.
Pattern: Age of Brass and Steam Kerchief
Yarn: Cephalopod Yarn Skinny Bugga! in Maxima Clam
Needle size: US 7 4.5mm
Ravelry link to project and notes are here. More Finished Objects can be found over there.
I’ve been exclusively working on this shawl. It’s been so easy to pick up and put down at will.
I don’t have much yarn left, it’s about the size of a handball, I would estimate. If I stop now, I’m not sure what to do with that small bit left so I’m pressing on. I want to finish and have just enough for two hexipuffs, so about twenty yards short. I also don’t want this shawl to end at an awkward size. We’ll be settling into our new home next week which means I’ll be able to block this with my blocking wires. I can’t wait to be out of this hotel room!
For more works in progress, check out Tami’s blog.
I can’t seem to put down this shawl! I’ve been busy watching the first season of Game of Thrones (I’m way behind, I know) and knitting on this at the same time.
I’ve been very impressed with how easy the repeats are to memorize and how quickly it knits up. The yarn is living up to its name, it’s so smooshy!
For more WIPs, check out Tami’s blog.
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Some progress on my list has been made on the list. On Friday, I worked on the first chart for the Swallowtail shawl.
It doesn’t look like much, but it’s a start! I’ve made one change to the pattern and that’s using size US 7s instead of the US 6s that are recommended. The yarn is fingering weight but it feels a little heavy without being a sport weight. And my only set of 6s are currently in use for my Sketchbook Cardigan. Obviously, I need to order more from Knit Picks.
I’m not quite sure how much work I’m going to get done today on the shawl. I’ve got a pile of laundry to do, I have to buy groceries and do the dishes. But deep down? I want to stay in my pajamas and knit the day away.