There has been progress - on one shawl. Not loking great for finishing five shawls! But as long as I finish a few, and get the rest on the needles I'll be happy.
First of all Asana shawl, the third of TSS. I used the yarn form Amulet and cast on on Thursday evening. I'm up to 49%, into the lace section. I'm always fooled by the percentage progress in the pattern. Yes, I can knit 5% of garter stitch in a weekday evening, but it's another matter with lace and beads! Most of this was knitted on Saturday.
Sunday was taken up with chores and pottering about, adn I knitted just one row. Better speed things up a bit I think, especially as the fourth shawl has been released!
The pottering about included a bit of stash diving for other shawls. I had an idea of what I wanted to find, but of course you start looking at the other yarns and thinking 'what can I knit with this?'
First up was another yarn for Amulet. I'd decided not to knit with two colours, but have had a change of hear :) and am going for these anonymous yarns. They're merino and not myusualy choice for colours. I'm thinking of knitting the lace sections in the lighter colour. I should ad that all of these photos were taken in artificial light, and might look different in daylight.
Now for the third shawl I might cast on. I wanted to knit a Stitchnerds shawl, and went for one which has been in my Library for a while. It's Wavy Bias. Knitted tip to tip with garter stitch and a shawl lace border. Instead of going for a 4ply I'm using some Louise Harding Kimono Angora Pure in purple.
This will make a lovely, squishy, super soft scarf and will be wondrful on cold winter days. This has been in my stash for years. I had a garment's worth, jsut enough for a fitted cardigan. I HAD. In the last stash rummage one ball was left out on the chest of drawers, and someone must ahve gotten into the laundry. First I knew about it was when MrC sent me a text from the laundrette stating 'it might not be such a good idea to put yarn in the washing'. Poor man spent half an hour untangling the yarn from his socks and boxers. The yarn felted, which was a good thing, so only a limited yardage had unwound. I don't believe that I've ever seen a ball of felted yarn!
So the decision had been taken. Use the yarn for scarves and shawls. I cast on last night but quickly realised that I need wooden needles for this one and of course I couldn't find any fixed circulars, so am waiting for a fresh supply.
That's if for yarn and shawl patterns - but there are a couple of patterns still in need for yarn!
The fourth shawl for TSS, Quill, is out. It uses three colours of DK yrn. I want to use stash. Felted Tweed? I have limited colours. I won't be getting around to this for a while, so will see how others turn out. Sort of thinking of one dark colour and two tonal light colours. I might wait and see how tohers look first.
Abd finally, another MKAL. This one might be very tricky - four colours! It doesn't start for a week. I saw some chat about gradient, but will have to have another look at the chat thread. It's the Shetland Trader's MKAL 2016.
MrC is already grumbling about the beads all over the floor. he opened the curtains on Sunday morning and said he was just standing on beads (by my chair). he's even thinking of getting one of those robotic cleaners but I'm too worried about my knitting bag being sucked up!