"Noah was a brave man to sail in a wooden boat with two termites." - Anonymous

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

WIP Wednesday - New Year Shawl

 On January 5th, I wound 900 metres of lace weight yarn (Handmaiden Lace Silk) and cast on the 10 in 2010 shawl by Janine Le Cras:

By February 8th, I had gotten this far:

Then, it was put aside as I worked on birthday gift after birthday gift, finished some socks, and finally got started on the prayer shawl I had signed up to make. I think the fact that it took me close to an hour just to knit two rows was a bit daunting for me. Then, about a month ago, I picked it up again. After knitting 2 shawls for my sisters-in-law, 2 pairs of socks, and 4 scarves for the men in the family, I was getting faster. Now the shawl looks like this:

I've made it through the main body chart, and the transition chart, and am on the edging chart. I am 44 rows from finishing this.

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FamilyFoodFitnessandFun said...

You go girl! I cannot knit for the life of me. It just feels so awkward and I run out of patience!

Chrisknits said...

Keep going, it will be lovely when finished! But what an impressive list of FOs!!

Spinster Beth said...

Sometimes you just have to put it aside until a better time ... looks like you'll be done in time to wear it in the Autumn!

Minding My Own Stitches said...

It's going to be such a satisfying finish! And then blocking and TaDa! Can't wait!

RugbyMad said...

Fantastic, keep up the pace and we will soon see it on FO Friday!

Mary Anne Gruen said...

What an incredibly beautiful piece! I have no patience or ability in this area. I really envy you!