Knitting Round Up
I can't remember if I mentioned that this is my sixth Citron shawl, sometimes what I say here and what I say on Instagram gets a bit blurry. Anyways, number SIX. And yes, I could knit another and another and another. I love the pattern and the way it wears around my neck. I do have one more citron planned for a holiday gift for this year, but I'm not casting on just yet.
The gradient yarn was a gift from my sister when she went on a vacation out West. I added from my leftover stash more off-white and purple wool to add one more wedge. Hopefully tonight I'll be finished with casting off.
I started the Asana Shawl a while ago in late November. Making holiday knits overtook my precious knitting time and I shelved this pretty project. This past week I've been blissfully knitting every day making this lace weight shawl bigger.
As you saw on Wednesday, I started a pair of socks for me. I'm starting to see the striping in the yarn and can't wait to get to the stockinette knitting so it will stand out. My standard sock recipe is on size 2 needles and a cast on of 64 stitches. I like roomy socks.
Now to my not-so-good knitting news... I frogged, yes ripped out an entire shawl last weekend. I blissfully started a bottom up shawl using yarn that I thought would definitely fit the design. Sadly, because I didn't swatch enough and I tend to knit on the snug side, my shawl measured 42 inches on the wing span instead of the 48 inches that was the target size.
Since the shawl is a bottom up design there is no way to add to the shawl to increase the size. I frequently do this with top down shawls. I add length and get creative to use up all the wool or to make the shawl bigger.
I put the shawl in "time out" and then when most of my emotions had settled down, I ripped it out to reuse the yarn. I have no plans at this time to cast on the same shawl pattern again. I'm still thinking about it.
Have a lovely weekend!