Stonecrop Shawl Progress


Each day I knit one to two hours on this delicate shawl.  The pattern is interesting but my oh my am I having trouble seeing this dark blue yarn!  So I knit only during the day.  Slow and steady wins the race, even if there isn't a race.

Some time has lapsed since I've knit a "meaty" chart filled shawl and the first repeat of each chart had me brushing up on some rusty thinking skills.  Yesterday was the first day I felt a little relaxed while knitting.

Ravelry notes are here


Comments

  1. Your shawl is truly lovely so far! It's snowing here, and dark and gray, so I wish you enough light to knit dark blue lace!

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  2. your intricate work is beautiful !!!
    when i need good light during the day... i sit under a north facing window...all the artists i know seem to crave for this light.

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  3. This is going to be a beautiful shawl!

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  4. Oh my, Karen, that is going to be absolutely gorgeous! I'm looking forward to seeing the completed project. Knit on!

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  5. You're creating an heirloom project! Beautiful.

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  6. A really superb creation, absolutely stunning.

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  7. Your shawl will be gorgeous in that lovely, rich blue. Deep, dark colors are hard on my eyes too, so I have an Ott-Lite next to my chair that is a huge help.

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  8. Gosh, that's lovely, and I don't blame you for only working on it in the daylight. It's going to be amazing when it's finished - definitely worth the effort!

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  9. Those dark colors are rough aren't they? It looks beautiful though and I'm sure you will have it done in no time!

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  10. Ooh, this is going to be really pretty. Worth all your hard work methinks :)

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  11. What a lovely shawl! The blue is beautiful! Will you be wearing this shawl for your daughter's wedding? :)

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  12. this is so so so pretty!!!! i know the thing about 'meaty' charts, too.....sometimes they don't even have to be too meaty!!!

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  13. That is going to be gorgeous! But I can fully understand why the dark color is hard to knit with :)

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  14. Beautiful! Even if the knitting is slow and steady, the finished shawl will be worth the wait.

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  15. It looks beautiful!! It is amazing how some yarns are easy to work with at any time and how you need really good daylight for others! xx

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  16. Oh my goodness, that it going to be a work of art! Beautiful and so worth the effort!!

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  17. It's gorgeous, Karen, and certainly worth the hard work! I sure agree that black and navy are hard to knit with. Like Janet said, good light is critical and I've found that light colored needles help, too. Can't wait to see this finished and blocked!

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  18. It's going to be beautiful when blocked Karen :o) I know exactly what you mean about having trouble seeing the yarn. I don't knit so much with dark yarns because my favourite needles are the multi-coloured symfonie ones - fabulous needles but awful to see dark yarn on! Looking forward to seeing how this progresses (slowly!).

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  19. Love the lacey feel of the scarf. I can relate to the difficulty of working a dark yarn in less than adequate light- maybe a strong light on a long arm would be useful. I hear that you can get crochet hooks with a light in the end of it maybe they do the same for knitting needles>>??

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  20. Oooh, Karen. This is going to be a real beauty. I usually choose something that "strains my brain" right after the first of the year... I'm not feelin' it yet. LOL! Kudos for you for sweeping a few cobwebs out of your thinking power! blessings ~ tanna

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  21. Boy that lace pattern is beautiful, but I understand why you're only knitting a few rows a day. It must be very hard to see the stitches properly in the evening. But it's going to be worth it once it's finished :)

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