Friday, September 12, 2014

On the Knitting Front

The last time I talked about my knitting, I was 12-14 points into my Hitchhiker Shawl. As a novice knitter, it was inevitable that I would screw uo somehow, and I had to put it down for a few days before I could take it in to my LYS for a little help. Dropping stitches at the end of a row = bad idea.

So what does a knitter do when a project is put on hold? Start another, of course!!  I started the Honey Cowl by Ann Maria at Madelinetosh. I used Misti Alpaca Chunky in gray and cast on the small version. It is SO soft and squishy!! Oh my gosh!

The colour is totally off in this pic - sorry!

It didn't look like much at first, but it got prettier as I went.

After my screw up with the Hitchhiker was fixed, I kept working on that and made great progress. I'm not quite done yet, but here it is at just over 39 teeth.

As motivation for working hard on my schoolwork, I bought some mentoring sessions at my LYS and today was my first one. I decided to start my very first lace shawl - Haruni by Emily Ross using Knitpicks Stroll Tonal sock yarn in Summer Blooms. Look!! You can see two leaves (kinda). Yay lace!

Once I got home, I felt a smidge guilty for having so many projects on the needles, so I hustled a little and finished my Honey Cowl.

Now I just need to wait for winter!


  1. Wow, some lovely work there :) I was amused by your comment that three is a lot of projects on the go- I currently have 5, all of which have gone on temporary hold while I cross stitch Christmas presents! That cowl looks really soft and snuggly, I'm sure you'll enjoy wearing it loads over winter :)

  2. Lots of great knitting. I must learn how to knit lace at some point. Sorry to hear about the error but glad you got it all fixed. The cowl looks gorgeous, so snuggly.

  3. Lovely cowel and I love the lace that you are working on too. It sounds like you are getting the hang of knitting. I crochet but I wish I could knit. I think that I am missing that part of my brain ;)