shawl knitting slow & steady…..

Yarning along with Ginny today….

Color affection shawl

The shawl is coming along slowly now. I'm at the last big block/section, short rows and stripes. It's almost up to 300 stitches…. so it's getting close. Over halfway for sure. Of course, every now and then I lose count of what row I am on and I'm sure I've goofed up a couple of increases. I think It won't matter much in the end anyhow (I hope). The colors look like spring…. and they go together pretty well even though I purchased them on two separate occasions (all the same yarn though). And then there is blocking to think about…. I've never blocked a thing, and this shawl is going to need it. All of my sweaters and other knits so far were just worn as is. Any easy tips? Tools that make it easy? I'm all ears knitterly friends….

And the book – gasp – it's the really the sweetest. Luke has been reading it on his own, and sometimes to me. I've been encouraging him to read a chapter each day and tell me about it. It's slow going, like the shawl I guess, but we're getting there….

xo,

s

  

10 thoughts on “shawl knitting slow & steady…..

  1. Those colors are wonderful together!
    I will have to check out the book.
    Slow going can be so good sometimes.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Looks like a cute book. Love the shall. I want to knit. I have everything I need…just need the want. LOL
    Will be anxious to see how you block. We have talked about that before. Neither of us have done it..lol You go first

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  3. I just bought “Knit Blockers” at Halycon Yarns but I haven’t tried them yet. They are supposed to be great for blocking. I can’t wait to see your finished shawl!

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  4. A lot of people use those rubber blocking mats but I just throw down a towel in the spare bedroom and push my pins right into the carpet. Works like a charm!

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  5. Haha! Sometimes the want is the hardest thing to muster up in any project. Mine comes and goes….
    We’ll see how blocking goes…. I’m afraid! Lol!

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  6. I’ll have to take a peek at those….. I’m really kind of afraid of the whole process, which is silly – because I’m sure nothing can go too wrong!

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