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The rains returned with a vengeance along with high winds with gusts in some areas up to 100 mph Sunday, forcing us inside for movies and knitting!
During the week, I dug projects out of my knitting bag.
Darn Good Shawl - yarn & pattern from Darn Good Yarn as a kit. The yarn is recycled silk, two skeins that didn't really match. I had knit a large section before noticing the difference in color. I was going to just switch skeins randomly as shown in the above picture but didn't like how you could see the different yarns so I frogged and restarted.
I have been knitting every two rows switching skeins (carrying yarn not knitting).
I am so close to finish. So close. The two skeins are tiny little brown silk balls. I hope I have enough!
LazyKaty Shawl is another one that's been on the sticks for far too long! I bought the yarn at a little yarn shop, Flyin Skein, in Seward, Alaska, while on a trip with my mom and the local Senior Center. I brought the project with me on our cruise during December last winter. The body is a very easy quick knit that is very rememberable.
When I got to the lace border I was thinking really was too small. Additionally, I was still on my first skein and I couldn't see the lace border using up 200 yards of yarn! Despite the size and the large amount of extra yarn, I continued to knit. The small size continued to bother me, and this week, I looked at the pattern very closely, and I stopped reading when it said size 5mm needles and didn't look further where it states size 8-9 needle! How did I miss that?! Too much sun from the cruise?
So the previous LazyKaty Shawl was frogged to a ball!
Here we go again. My only complaint about the pattern is there isn't a gauge listed, and I'm now second guessing myself with the size 8 needles! I had to make stitch markers as I didn't have enough for this pattern (I am placing a marker every 10 stitches so I can quickly count stitches to make sure I'm on track). Okay, I could have used what I had, but........