Friday, April 27, 2007


The past couple of days have been rough, at least on the knitting. Hardly anything I tried seemed to work. I did manage to finish another hat for Dulaan. This one is from one of the Vogue On the Go Books. Book Two of Hats and Caps. The pattern is by Fiona Ellis. I used three colors of Brown Sheep Nature Spun that accidentally were the colors in the pattern. Except mine are darker and not tweed. I still have a few ends to weave in on the inside.

The yarn I was planning to use for the Pacific Waves Shawl turned out to be too busy for the pattern. It's Trendsetter Solaris. I don't think it's available anymore. There's an error in that pattern, by the way. The chart is correct but the written pattern has a purl row where there should be a knit.

Anyway. I decided the yarn would look better in Monika's Sakura-Cherry Blossom Shawl. I'm calling it the Pillar Shawl. It took me a while to get it started but I think I've figured it out and can keep going without referring to the pattern. I'm going to try making it flare more at the top so it has longer wings.


lexa said...

The new shawl is looking good! I haven't gotten any yarn for one yet, but I think this will be my first attempt at a shawl. Got a few other things to finish first.

Have a nice weekend!

Monika said...

I made this hat a while ago, with different colors. I like it very much! It's a nice pattern.

mehitabel said...

Interesting pattern for the shawl. I'm always on the lookout for quick and pretty shawls to "test"--I usually will do one up first as a charity shawl to get the bugs out!