It has been a while since I last posted here.Is it just me or are there a bunch of us who struggle with starting back again after a bit of a break?
I find that I’m often overwhelmed by the amount of catching up I have to do after said break. More so when the fog of ill health gets mixed in the lot and the uncertainty of these weird times too. On a side note , How is it even November already?
I cannot complain however, I am incredibly blessed to be doing exactly the things I love , surrounded by creative people, keeping my mind engaged and productive, while picking up new skills along the way.
When I went into work a few weeks back, Ethan had blocked it beautifully and left it on the counter for me. I wasted no time to try it on and Carmin my friend (and co-worker) offered to take a picture for me; so that I can have pictures of my finished shawl.
Given that I’m always awkward in front of the camera, hasn’t Carmin has done a great job of posing me and taking beautiful pictures of an awkward old me ?!
Project Details :
Pattern : Colour Affection Shawl by Veela Valimaki
Yarn : Little Bandit by Outlaw Yarn ( Rogue, Scamp, Scallywag)
Needles: 4mm Chaiogoo Needles
Project Notes :
- In all fairness, I had no clue this pattern existed and I have to thank Ethan for pointing me to this pattern and choosing the colours for the shawl with me, more because it was going to be a Store sample at Outlaw Yarn HQ
- As per his suggestion , I also added a YO after the first knit stitch but instead of dropping the YO, when I got back to it on the purl side (the WS) , I unwittingly knitted it as well.
- Nevertheless the top edge turned out tight , (I am a tight knitter) which through the amazing power of Ethan’s blocking skills looks fabulous now.
- I learnt to do short rows for the first time with this project and it was n’t as hard as I imagined it to be.
- The garter rows, the colour changes and a little bit of new technique made this project a very enjoyable one.
- I also did the Jenny’s Surprisingly stretchy bindoff to finish the shawl.
- I totally and truly adore how squishy and light this shawl turned out to be.So much so that I want to make another one for me.