Monday, 23 June 2008
My shawl is finished
The shawl is finally finished. The tails though will I fear be always with me. No matter how well I think I have darned them in little ends keep poking through her and there to haunt me! What surprises me the most is that I can make a shawl this large and not make even a hole in my stash. The main part of the of the shawl and fringing was made from 200 grams of Patons Symphony and 200 grams of James C Brett Marble that I bought from the charity shop for the massive sum of £2.50 for the 4 balls. The rest of the colours are odd 50 gram balls of Robin Diamante, Sirdar Silky look and Patons Classic cotton left over from past finished projects. The whole shawl is a mix of thicknesses and textures.
It is quite large and very warm when I tried it on last night. I have decided to leave the fringe uncut as I can never get it level anyway. I can;t even cut my fringe straight! My shawl has a distinct wrong and right side as you can see from the third photo showing where I have crocheted the squares together. I just cannot face sewing squares together. The tails are enough for me!
I have returned to the toe up socks and got as far as turning the heel. I don't think that I am as enamoured of the toe up as I am of the conventional top down. The shapings are certainly neat but because I am not au fait with the technique I feel like I am wrangling with the pointy sticks again just like I did when I first started knitting in the round on 5 needles.
My internet has been down all of the morning and I felt quite deprived. I could not check my e mails etc or have my daily browse of the blogs. I will have to go now and clear the 100 or so e mails from Freecycle and Realcycle although at the moment I have stopped reading them properly as I have no car to collect anything that I might want. I will browse the blogs when I come back from taking Buster for his afternoon walk.
I am off to the Kings Arms tonight for my couple of hours knitting. I keep thinking that I will buy one of those stick on lights as the lighting in the snug is very low and it's difficult to see stitches especially if my work is dark. I will take the socks and hope that I can see them. I still haven't decided whether to finish off the partially completed crochet cardigan or start another project as yet.