I hope everyone had a wonderful Holiday season, no matter what holidays you celebrate! We had a lovely holiday break. I didn’t pick up the needles much over the break, since we were doing some home remodeling – changing our open floor plan laundry room into an enclosed laundry room/pantry. As a consequence, I kind of lost my knitting mojo. But I did start a hat just to have something new on the needles, and I finished it last week.
Yarn: Patons Classic Wool in a green color (maybe Jade? not sure)
Needles: US 8 and US 1.5
Started: December 30, 2010
Finished: January 4, 2011
My knitting mojo is still suffering a bit, but I’m hoping that the project I just cast on last week will remedy that.
I casted on a Maple Wing shawl using scrumptious Schaefer Audrey lace yarn. The yarn is a single ply, but of gorgeous silk and merino – it’s so lovely to work with.
This will be my first bottom up lace shawl, AND my first ‘pattern every row’ shawl, as well. I had to cast on 600 stitches! And the first 39 rows have no shaping decreases – that doesn’t start until row #40! (Makes for very long rows.) But, I am enjoying it so far – I’m on Row 16 right now. I can feel my mojo returning with each row – but we’ll see if the shawl can hold my interest through until it’s done, or if I’ll get bored with it and set it aside to start something else! 🙂