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Tuesday, August 23, 2005

This is turning out to be a lot more FUN! than I ever thought it would. Compared to my 1st Shawl Fiasco (black yarn, boring pattern), this one is whizzing along.

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A few days ago, I had a swatch; now it really is starting to L@@K like a Shawl! Woot! Since you start at the neck with just a few stitches, every pattern repeat reveals a wonderful new dimension to the piece. Even the learning curve with the initial crochet provisional cast-on wasn’t too steep (thank you LOIS for your cool tutorial – I won’t bore you all on how many tries I did until I liked the way it looked! Let me just say it was a question of balance and skill not unlike riding a two-wheeler bicycle. You were either riding or flat on the ground.)

Also extremely pleasing to me is the variegations of the yarn and the way the colors are revealing themselves in the pattern. I’ve pinned it to its little Mother Ship of a chair and pillow in my living room (the two were partially responsible for me trying this Bold color combo to begin with). Now I can see it when I glance up from my other knitting; it’s across from my favorite stitching chair.

Dirty Little Secret: You see, over the last couple of years, all of my projects are Test Drives until proven otherwise. In the past, I used to just blindly finish (or bury) garments to completion; now I pause a little along the way to test their appeal and my attraction to the initial idea. If they don’t measure up, I’m much less inclined to continue and will rip that sucker out!

But this time, I must say to myself: “ON with its Thread!”

to be continued. For the whole shebang read it HERE

4 Responses to “Tuesday, August 23, 2005”

  1. Tanya says:

    I love love love the colors in your yarn. Can’t wait to see how the orangy yarn looks with it.

    Tanya

  2. Teri says:

    Beautiful so far. Love the blues.

    Teri

  3. Lois says:

    Hi Bonne, glad that u are doing fine for your Shawl. I can’t wait to see it completed, especially in variegated, how refreshing!

    Lois

  4. camille says:

    Looking good so far! I will have to agree with you about the variegation, it’s very pretty. By about 12 flower basket repeats you are not so much going to be whizzing along anymore…it was taking me a whole hour to do just 2 or 3 rows!!!

 
 
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