Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Shawl, sweater, and needles

finished shawl
finished shawl

It's been so long since I've posted, I almost forgot how to blog. :) I had a variety of thing happen in my life, good, bad, and lovely, which made most of the fall and winter a quick blur. Finally life is approaching normal again, but with a few nice changes.

One thing that hasn't changed is my knitting. :)

I finally finished up this nice little red sweater on a sick day a few weeks ago. All that's left are the buttons - I'm thinking those big toggle-type things would suit it best. It's still not my favorite sweater on me, but I hope to find someone it might suit. :)

finished shawl in the sun

The lovely colors in that shawl are so difficult to photograph - here it is in the sun. I used the same pattern as my last shawl, and even the same yarn - but this lot was considerably darker and more varied. One might say the same thing of time I spent as I stitched it, which makes it fitting, I suppose. :)


I purchased a really confusing batch of metallic circular needles recently - I should have read the description more thoroughly, as it described the odd sizes rather well. I put sticky notes with my best guess on the size, using my Knit-Chek as guide. When will I ever use size 1 or size 0 circulars? Well, add it to the collection. :)