I haven’t done a knitting update in a while because a. I haven’t been knitting that much and b. This pattern hasn’t been that exciting to knit so far. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a really nice knit but it’s also a bit of a TV knit. What it has done, though, is grow very quickly. Here is a terrible photo (the kind of photo that I make fun of when I am looking for patterns on Ravelry) to demonstrate how big this is so far.
That notebook is an A4. It’s a properly big notebook. Taller and slightly narrower than letter-size. It is the best size, but that’s not the point. I still have to knit the lace section on this shawl which is going to be another 96 rows, plus the binding off. This is the part of the project that makes me nervous because there is always the possibility of a game of yarn-chicken in the future.
This yarn has been waiting for a project. It isn’t technically my yarn, it’s Tracy’s, but we’ll ignore that for now. Here’s what it’s going to become:
That’s right, it’s another Melanie Berg pattern. This time, it’s Sunwalker. I’m excited to get this one going, and no, I haven’t finished the other one yet.
Never mind the badly lit photo, the point is mostly that the Assante shawl is growing and quite quickly. Even though it’s only been a week, I’m just over the halfway point.
If I’m honest, it seems like it’s a bit small for this point but the rows are getting longer and longer, so we’ll see.
The fact that it is all in garter stitch is making for a really relaxing knit and a really good project for watching old episodes of Top Gear and Grantchester.
The school year has begun, which means it’s time to start knitting again.
I’ll have another post soon about what I’ll be working on. For now, here’s the current color selection.
Current yarn is Malabrigo Lace in Cactus Cypress (which I thought was black) and Blue Surf.