Thursday, March 22, 2007

And forsaking all others

at least for now. Forget the Aran, the socks and all the other projects I've started.

Remeber the eight skeins of Koigu I got last Saturday? this is what I got it for. The color is totally washed out. That dark pink/red line you see is the provisional cast on, all 441 stitches. Took me over two hours just to do that. And I've worked about twenty rows. There are fewer stitches now but there are still lots. I'm hoping to make a big dent in that today.

My friend S made this using some Jitterbug and it's really smashing. I don't think I have enough of the Jitterbug that I got and haven't found the other two skeins I bought that I think are the same colorway. I'm making mine a little larger that she did. I think my daughter is about 40 stitches larger.

The ruffle goes on last. That's not the ruffle in the photo, just a lot of stitches bunched up on a too short needle. I hope I don't run out of yarn. If I do I'll make a coordinated ruffle and pretend that's the way it was supposed to be. I'd like to finish by Easter. We'll see how good my attention span is.


Monika said...

This is going to be fabulous! I like the "Spanish Dancer" very much as it is. Looking forward to your version.

mary said...

It's going to be a lovely shawl! Perfect for spring and Easter.

Bess said...

Oh what beautiful knitting - lawsee 440 stitches. Whew. I can't wait to see it spread out.