I keep having dreams of returning to my old job. It’s creepy and I don’t want to look into it. Also, never heard back from the boutique. All is well though, I’ve been applying to at least 3 jobs a day. Something’s got to stick. I may start looking in New York. I could always commute until I’ve saved enough to move there.Onto knitting!
Yarn: Brunswick Promfret
Needles: Inox US 7 Circular
Notes: All done! I have no complaints about the pattern. It was super simple and easy enough to modify. I ended up doing one less repeat than the pattern called for. When I started this shawl, I envisioned wearing it tied around my neck. Think knitted bandanna. My one concern is that it will be too long after I block it. I’ll have to be careful not to stretch it too much. I decided to follow Yarn Harlot’s guide to blocking lace. This is my first time blocking lace like this. My blocking skills need a little work:
It’s a tad crooked. If I were a perfectionist, I might try to fix it for the millionth time. Luckily, I’m not. Side note: The smell of wet wool reminds me of the house I stayed at in Jordan. It’s not wet wool in general just this specific wool. Strange.
I really love the way it drapes. In fact, I really just love the whole thing. I find that my feeling towards my FOs usually range from meh to IN LOVE. This is one of those FO’s that I want to constantly wear and look at. The wrong side is also nice which, doesn’t make it wrong at all: (I think I took one too many photos)
This project has definitely inspired me to look into more intricate lace projects. I want to knit a lace shawl for everyone I love. The funny thing is, I started knitting this as a “looking for something else to knit” project. Does anyone else do that? Have a project you work on until your next big inspiration comes along? Who knew that this would actually become my new inspiration?