Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Maelstrom Of Rock Island

I now have a maelstrom of lace. The Rock Island edging is finally finished and I spent the afternoon picking up the edging and knitting the beginning of the body of the shawl. I'm embarrassed to admit, despite my knitting experience, I might run out of yarn. It seems to be disappearing a bit faster than I'd like. I do have a backup plan. I'll just bind off the shawl when I run out of yarn and it will just have a triangular divot.... you know, to fit the neck better.

I finished the first Skyp sock as well. It's lovely. Only after I finished this sock did I notice that Claire has released a sock pattern related to Puck called "Lord, What Fools." This yarn, colorway Puck's Mischief, would have be so appropriate. But I suppose Puck is so mischievous he decided he wanted to be a Skyp sock instead.

I've started a new project as well. I'm making a shop sample of the silk hankie cowl after participating in a workshop lead by Susan Stambaugh of Abstract Fiber. Knitting with mawata (silk hankies) is an interesting technique and I'm glad to have learned it. The red hankie colorway is Smith Rock. The more brown one is Hopworks.

As for the Rimu I bought last week. It's already been knit up into a secret baby shower gift. I'll be gifting it on Sunday, so I'll hold off on pictures just in case the recipient is spying on this blog.

5 comments :

collegeknitting said...

Wow- the hankies seem a bit like magic. And I hope you don't run out of yarn! It does happen to the best of us.

AC said...

I hear if you knit faster, you won't run out...

kiwiyarns said...

Skinny scarves are great. Helps you to show off the lace better.

Pumpkin said...

I think that just the photo that you took of the shawl makes it all worth it, gorgeous! I also love knitting with silk hankies, they are so soft, but I hate when they stick to EVERYTHING. I can't wait to see how the cowl turns out!

fern1knits said...

The Rock Island shawl is so beautiful, I cannot wait to see how yours turns out. I am particularly curious to see how it looks with the little triangle wedge at the center of the shawl, were you to run out of yarn.

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