Tuesday, November 2, 2010

The Boneyard shawl

I cast on for the Boneyard shawl on Saturday night. I saw it on Watch Stephen Knit a while back, and then on Ravelry a bit later. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this pattern. I learned how to m1l and m1r, instead of taking the easy way out and doing YOs instead.
This is what it looked like after about an hour of knitting. Those blue things are my stitch markers. (I really want to get actual stitch markers, but I have no idea what I want them to look like)
I knit the shawl on the bus, I knit the shawl while watching TV, I knit the shawl pretty much every chance I could. I LOVE this pattern!
The yarn is Patons SWS (Soy Wool Solids) in Natural Berry. I bought this yarn from a really cool market when Rick and I went on our road trip. The only downside to this yarn is that it is SUPER splitty, and it sheds a bit. I am hoping once I wash it, some of the extra fibres will come out.
This is where I stand with the shawl now. The stitches nearly fill up my 29 inch circular needle. I have 4 ridges done, and I am closing in on the fifth. I think I will be able to get there before the end of this first skein.
The pattern calls for about 650 yards of a different yarn, but doesn't give a finished size. The way this is going now, I may have enough yarn for two shawls!

In other news, I set everything up for the art show at Phog yesterday. I filled up more of the wall space than I thought I would, and I still have a few things to finish the ends on, and possibly bring in. My other option for those is to bring them into one of the stores I have on the line to sell stuff through. Decisions, decisions.

What have all of you been up to lately?

1 comment:

  1. Oh wow -- that looks great, but I'm a painter by trade, not a knitter, so I have no idea what you just said. However, as I said, it looks awesome! Keep making stuff for us non-knitters to buy!