Thursday, August 19, 2010

The problem with shawls

The problem with shawls is that when you get near the end of a full-size shawl, it takes so long to get through a row that you start fantasizing about other projects. I've cast on a new sock and a purse instead of trying to do the rest of this shawl. I'm on chart 7 of 9 (and the last two are edgings). It takes about 45 minutes to get through a row now. I'd rather look at other yarn and fantasize about knitting just socks.

I've resolved, however, to finish this shawl by Rhinebeck AND knit another one too. Fortunately, it'll be a different pattern and color. (and I've already knit two citrons this summer).

My other resolution is to knit a sweater This Year. Gosh I'm ambitious. I think next year will be back to socks. It's a good thing I have half of my holiday knitting done already.

The above shawl is the Peacock Feather Shawl in lace weight Fiji, for them what are curious.

1 comment:

  1. You are not alone. I have a Laminaria and an Ishbel that are both near the end, but just sitting around on the needles.