Hooray, I finished something! When I last put this down, there were probably only about a dozen more rows to knit, but I just wasn't in the mood while waiting to deliver, and finally picked it up again this week and just did it. (click photo to embiggen and really see the colors in this!)Project Specs:Pattern:
Half-Pi Shawl from Rosie's Yarn Cellar
- they seem to no longer have it for sale on their website, as the link I had for it is dead now. Odd.Yarn:
Handspun singles of "Black Magic" Polwarth/Mohair from The Spinning BunnyNeedles:
I was wanting to use up every last inch of this yarn so I could get all of the colors in there, and I pretty much did - I had maybe 2 yards left after bind off. This is decent sized shawl - it is 56 inches across and 28 deep, and the half circle shape sits nicely on the shoulders. I could probably get it bigger, but I only gently blocked it for fear of breaking some of the super thin spots in my uneven singles. I am really happy with how this came out, it is a very simple pattern (just strips of stockinette interspersed with rows of yarn overs) and lets the color changes be the thing that makes it an interesting piece, which is just what I had in mind.
All that is left on the needles now is a pair of Trekking socks that I started 2 days before I gave birth, and the sad and lonely Mariah sleeve that I started in October, knowing that odds were I wouldn't finish it. Despite all my rationalizations that it would not be stupid to start knitting a sweater while pregnant, reality has hit home. There is no way the size I chose will fit me in the forseeable future - I truly forgot just how well endowed I become when I am nursing an infant. Mariah will be frogged, and I will use her yarn to knit myself an Ariann
, which I can knit big for me now, and should be a forgiving piece
when I thin out a little as time passes.