Look at what else I've finished recently:
Åsa Tricosa, using the Knitting Goddess merino/tencel laceweight. Its a completely stunning shawl, but I had problems.
As with all projects, I started with a gauge swatch.
My brain, whilst relishing in knitting patterns that look complicated, likes things to be simple. My brain, after all, is a fibro brain, and has a bt of short term memory loss. So I'll look at a chart and see one symbol means knit, but it won't register that is the right side symbol, and means something completely different on the wrong side.
After a few false starts (practice runs if you will) at trying to comprehend the chart (which I never managed to memorise), I got going. Can I just say how awesome the cast on is for this shawl? It is absolutely genius. And you kitchener to finish! I won't say much more, as I don't want to give away the fantastic construction... but wow, it is inspired!
Well, halfway through I realised that my shawl really wasn't looking the same as everyone elses on Ravelry. Turns out I'd just been following the chart which had you increase every right side row, but the written instructions say that after a certain length, you increase every other right side row. Ho hum. Fibro brain.
But I slogged along, I kept on knitting... I kept on knitting...
And then it came to blocking! Oh my days, how do you block a shawl like this?!
And here is a close up of the pattern -
Ravelry, and maybe fav or even queue some of them :)
So there we have it, my second Making Monday. I might even start a WIP Wednesday blog post from now on. Its kind of fun having a schedule to blog to!
xxx Elle xxx
PS: Big thanks to The Yarn Yard for starting the Making Monday - I'm loving it!