Monday, September 14, 2009

Simple Yet Not Quick
I have had a hard time sitting down and blogging lately as seen by such a gap of a month not too long ago. I am not one to have too many projects going at once. I have a phobia of becoming a knitter with tons of UFOs. I don't want to be a "false starter" knitter. I am not a method knitter by a project knitter. I pick out a project and pour all my TV watching time into that project. I have two projects on Ravelry that are hibernating currently, a Nemo hat that needs fins, and this project in progress.

As you can see from this photo, the computer is on my left and the TV is in front. When this picture was taken, it was late last night and I was ready to pack it in and go to bed.

My most current project is the Simple Yet Effective shawl. Don't let the name deceive you. I have had to use two life-lines on this shawl. It might only be knits and purls but one can get a bit lax and then miss the increases. To make this shawl large enough to fit anyone I purchased three skeins of Berroco Sox Metallic. I have already done one skein and am now 1/3 of the way into the second skein. Since it's yarn that is used a lot for socks and the needle size is a size 5, this project is going to take a while. I guess this will be one of those projects that I will have to do while working on other projects. Three skeins of sock yarn is going to take a while.

This is a shot of the shawl with just one skein done. It looks small to me but when you do this
to it, it does look longer. That gives me hope that I am not spinning my wheels. So this project will be back after it's washed and blocked to show how far three skeins of yarn can go. Like I said, it's going to take a while!


Wool Winder said...

I like to take things one project at a time, too.

Sharon said...

The colors certainly are working up well. It looks like a shawl that might actually provide warmth. I don't understand lace shawls. If I'm warm, why would I put on a shawl, and if I'm cold, what good would a lace shawl do anyway??

vlb5757 said...

WW-I need to start my Sept socks but for some reason I can't seem to put this silly shawl down. If I get too many things started I won't finish them.

Sharon-This shawl only has four YOs and that's to increase on each end and two in the middle. I didn't want this to be really lacey to speak of so this was the perfect project and hopefully it really will keep me warm!