Happy Monday afternoon! The kids are still all on spring break for one more day, but none of them are home at the moment. It’s a sure sign that they’re all growing up!
I spent some time this morning finishing the last few rows of a shawl. I bound off, buried two tails, and threw it in the sink. Here’s my bathroom floor.
I promise the sweater is much prettier in person!!! More on both of them when they’re dry!
I did finish one shawl last week. This is Ashby. It’s a Brooklyn Tweed book from 2011.
The yarn is Madelinetosh Tosh Vintage in the colorway Tomato. I was a little concerned that it would be too stiff, because this yarn has a lot of twist, but it softened up beautifully when I blocked it. I did use more yarn than the pattern specified. I noticed on Ravelry that lots of people made that comment, so I went back to the yarn shop and got one more skein. I’m so glad I did, because I needed it, and the yarn shop is in California.
The border was knit first, and then stitches were picked up to do the center triangle. One complaint I saw on Ravelry was that it was hard to wear. It did end up being almost an equilateral triangle, so that may be a problem. I haven’t worn it yet, but when I tried it on, I felt like a shawl pin would be a big help to make it comfortable!
I love the way the stitches travelled. All in all, it was a really fun project to knit, and because I knit most of it while staying with The Genius, it has happy memories associated with it too!
Work on the Ginormous quilt is progressing, although slowly right now. I inserted an element in it that puts me in contention for moron of the year! I’ll have something pretty cool to show soon!
I have a tendency when I’m working on a major project to get totally one tracked. I sewed a few sets of bridesmaids dresses a bunch of years ago, and my house would end up trashed, and my family about starved! I’m really making it a point to make sure my family is fed, the house is picked up, and laundry is done.
I’ve also tried to make time to do a little bit of knitting and spinning. There has been almost no spinning and very little knitting. Two of these finishes were done before I started the quilt.
Actually, I’m going to go spin for a bit and then it’s off to the sewing room. Dinner is planned as well!
Happy Monday, everyone.