I’ve been having a ball knitting on Collinear – I’m more than halfway done in just 2 weeks.
I mentioned in my last post that I don’t enjoy working with many yarns at once. But sometimes pretty sucks you in and dazzles – this is one of those times. I did lessen the annoyance factor a bit this week though.
I put the edging yarn (that teeny ball) in a yarn bra and attached it to the shawl with a locking stitch marker. This way it’s always where it needs to be and there’s one less yarn strand to deal with. It hasn’t eliminated tangles but it’s definitely reduced them – plus I don’t have to deal with that tiny ball falling to the floor and rolling around any more.
That’s not the only shawl on the needles though – I started a Dangling Conversation a few weeks back out of my Fiber Optics gradient kit. You might remember that I started a shawl with this yarn last year but it wasn’t doing it for me. I love how it’s working up in this pattern though.
It’s worked on a 3.25 mm needle so it’s a bit airy and drapey. The beads give it just a bit of weight so it’s not all fluttery but I don’t think it’s going to weight it down. I’m going to love wearing this one and can’t wait to see what it looks like all blocked and evened out.
And then we have Imagine When. The color is very me but also very different from my other shawls I’m currently working on. I have the perfect skirt to wear it with too. I love when I can think of a whole outfit around a WIP.
I’m further along that this pic but still on the first wedge.
I’m on vacation this week and want to have at least one FO to show for it. If I’m focused I could bang out any one of these.
Or I could start 3 more projects…
I’ll catch you on the purl side.