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January 2018

Diving In Again

My stealth knitting is over for the moment, so I am diving into my Line and Shadows shawl again! This is how far I have got over the last few days:

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This is how far I was when I put it down:

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So exciting! This is a lovely pattern, and it is easy enough to be TV knitting; I just have to remember one increase and one decrease every other row, and the contrast color every four rows. Both of my yarns are beautiful. I am pleased with it. 

After all the stitches in the stripes section are decreased, I will swap the shaping and work at making the stripes section longer and longer, and the plain columns section shorter and shorter, til the plain columns section is all gone. Simple! Easy! Beautiful! 

How is your February knitting going?

 


5 Shawls in 5 Days??

I finished my secret knitting project just in time to do the Aroha Knits '5 Shawls in 5 Days Challenge'. It was a blast! Five itty bitty shawls, shaped perfectly! And each one took less than an hour to make. This is what I made:

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I learned about shaping shawls, so there may be a shawl in the offing. My creative juices are flowing!

I also learned that you need to bind off really really really really loosely on the square shawl. With the Pi/circle shawl, I bound off with crocheting 2 stitches together, chain 8, just to make it lie flat! The loops are cRaZy. I pinned it out before I had my coffee this morning. 

I'm off to do a gauge swatch for another secret knitting project, so it may be awhile before I post again.  Don't worry!