Not much to show for it

Here’s what I spent all day yesterday doing….

and those are the ones I didn’t despair of and rip out!

First I wanted to knit something bright and glorious and silky and I was inspired by Jane Sowerby’s Ruffled Fichu in Knitter’s Magazine/Fall 2007.

So I tried variations of that from my stash, browns and browns, blues and aquas, up a needle size, down a needle size, straights, circulars. I didn’t like any of them. Saved one swatch and took pix for the sake of proving that I did something.

Then I got out my Traditional Knitted Shawls book, and starting swatching for the triangular lace garter stitch shawl. Same results. I didn’t like any of them.

Thought about my Chocolate Cherries lace yarn I had custom dyed. Maybe I could swatch that, its in my queue after all, to make the Basic Black Shawl from Folk Shawls. So I drag that out and wind it up (1,600 yards of lace takes forever to wind, my arm ’bout fell off) and start knitting. First try is miserable, and I rip it. Second try I think I’m getting it, but now it is after 10PM and I am tired and can’t concentrate.

And I’m caught up in Cranston Place with Judi Dench, oops thats Dame Judy now. I just love anything with Dame Judy and think she deserves more awards than she has received. (Just saying:)

Anyhow, I think I like this last one. It just might stick around. If I could knit it large enough to actually see what the pattern would look like.

At least the yarn is yummy, in every sense of the word!

About goodfruit

Just another crafty gal from the PNW. Baking, Cooking, Sewing, Handstitching, Spinning, Knitting, ATC's and Card Making, Uhmm...I won't bore you.

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