….the day you have all been waiting for. Well, at least 6 of you judging from the last post. I feel like I should grab the sound track from “Hell Boy“* and play it under the blog. I have actually watched that movie and love it! But, anyhoo, this day will live in infamy. Or at least will capture the attention of those who read it for, well,….er, the length of time it takes them to read it?
HELL SHAWL IS DONE!!!!!
AND I LOVE IT!!!! Even though I want to hate it.
I want to hate it for all the issues I had with it. First I knew I had enough yarn. But once I got through the body and then worked 75% of the border I found I would NOT have enough yarn. Argh! Felt like chucking it since I was ripping back on the cable border too often due to messing it up.
Note to self, do not knit cables while in the company of funny fellow knitters. Too much distraction! But instead of chucking it I ripped back to the end of the body. And noticed while doing so a glaring mistake in the center garter stitch panel which runs down the back. Double Argh!! So I ripped out 1/3 of the body.
Got back on track and continued to have issues working on the cable. New tip, do not try to work cables while watching the Cardinals lose ball games. Finally I finished it while watching football. Hmm, maybe football is the charm?
I have worn it three days in a row since weaving in the ends Wednesday morning. Multiple compliments. I love the weight, drape, and coziness it provides. The yarn is Cascade Venezia, scored at a discount from Atkinson’s Farm Yarns a few years ago. Some of my favorite yarns come from her shop.
To celebrate this FO I bought some yarn at Sheepskeins in Newburgh. It’s our weekly knitting spot. College Girl is starting to feel the sting of winter in Indy, so I got some gray to go with her black jacket. I have never used Ella Rae, but have always admired it. I figure chunky will go quick for a cowl and headband. Will try to get on this set since she will be home for Thanksgiving at the end of the month. Miss her so much!
OK, back to the WIPs. I have put yardage into each of the three, so maybe I can work towards getting them done too. I would guess I will have the Fair Isle Tam done, and the cowl/headband set done, and maybe most of the cardigan by the end of November. But you know how it goes when I set goals. It doesn’t!!
*Which isn’t the same as “Heel Boy” which was my first Bing search. TYPOS!!
** One shot was definitely not useable as the night light, showing in the bottom left corner of the photo above, looked like it was coming out my @ss. LOL!!