Sunday, August 17, 2008
I have been meaning to post an entry about my latest completed project,
but as you all have probably already detected my blogging mojo is real low right about now.
Well since I wore my newest wardrobe garment all day today I figured it was time.
I like it a lot. It is the perfect casual "ball up and pull out when I need it" shawl ;o)
~ Project Details ~
Pattern: This is the Sunday Market Shawl
And how appropriate that I wore it all day on this fine Sunday in church and while market shopping for this weeks' groceries at my favorite place T.rader J.oes!!
One of my really good girlfriends that goes to church with me loved it, and has already placed in her order! Haha! :o)
It is the O-wool in Balance made out of 50% organic merino and 50% organic cotton.
I had been searching for the perfect project to work with this yarn, and I finally looked in my very overflowing "que" folder in jogging my memory on wanting to do this shawl!! Perfect!
The yarn was very nice to work with, and I was so very pleased to work with a new yarn too!
It is just light enough for the spring/summer seasons but has the merino wool in there to keep me warm.
Needles: I actually went up on needle size than what was recommended for this yarn.
I used my addis US9, and think that was the perfect size for this particular project as I wanted it to be loose but not too loose.
Size: Well it really doesn't matter! I did cast on more stitches (40) than the pattern called for as I wanted it wider.
I do wish it was longer but as mentioned my yarn was gifted to me so I had to work with what I had.
I never did any measurements on this project, as it was a truly carefree "knit as I go" type of process.
After the pea green bath ;op
I was hoping it would grow some....but that was just wishful thinking.
Time: I mainly knitted on this shawl during my work commutes on the bus or during my lunch break. So with not much dedication to the project it took about two weeks.
What I learned: Well....let me just say I was on the short bus (briefly) in trying to figure out how to start this project! LOL
It was so simple I made it hard!!!
Thank goodness NoregretsCoyote was so sweet and kind to walk me step by step on the whole first 4 rows and then it was smooth sailing from there!
You are basically knitting up a 'set up' row (K2, YO) and then it is just plan stockinette stitching from there! So you actually drop the stitches at the very end of the project!!
I had to do a swatch to make sure I knew what I was doing
And I swear it was like MAGIC once I started doing it/dropping the stitches! I was so thrilled!
And it just felt so liberating to purposely "pop pop pop" off those stitches and wiggle them down to make the "ladders" :oD
Thanks Randeep for all of your help in making my knitting "light bulb" go off!
Verdict: I really enjoyed knitting this very simple project. It was just the "zen knitting" I needed, and I plan to do it again as a gift for my friend now. And would love to do it again for myself.
I really like that it's a not too fancy shawl that I can just throw on with anything, and wear it however I want to!
Labels: Finished Objects