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In Process 02

April 7, 2011

Laura’s Blog Entry

So remember when there was much pining around here for spring? Yeah. Well, it’s here in all its allergic glory. I have not had symptoms this bad in years. Bleh. But the temps in the 70’s? I’ll take it!

I am managing to get some knitting done, little by little.

This is a ribbed shawl I’ve been working on for quite awhile. I bought the yarn to make the Clapotis, an oversize “Parisian-style” (whatever that means) scarf/shawl.

That just didn’t cut it for me. My brain was just not ready for that pattern. It starts in the corner of the shawl with just a few stitches and evolves on the diagonal. Despite stitch markers, I kept messing it up, so I decided to do something else.

I swatched and swatched. I must have started four or five times on things. I finally decided on a simple three by three rib shawl. It shows off the color changes nicely.

My only real challenge is that the yarn begins pooling eventually. I thought I had a good width that didn’t cause pooling, but the pattern shifted over time and I got larger splotches of purple and green. No problem. I just alternate two balls of yarn until those start to pool and then I go back to one ball. Kind of strange, but it is giving me the look I want.

This is my only mindless project at the moment so it has been getting the most attention. It goes to guitar lessons and anywhere else I might get in some knitting.

The yarn I’m using is Knit-Picks Imagination Handpainted Sock Yarn in the Wicked Witch colorway. I love the colors but it is subtle enough to fit right into my mostly black wardrobe. Fingers crossed there will be enough left so I can make a cute pair of socks out of this as well!

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