Monday, April 13, 2015

Halligarth Shawl

The last knitting project I've finished is my Halligarth Shawl.  

I am in the process of writing several patterns, including a few shawls, and I thought how easy it would be to take something on a trip that was someone else's pattern.  You know, where the many details were decided, and all I had to select were the yarn, color and size.  I would not have to worry about keeping notes; so I dug this yarn out of my stash, which I'd had in mind for this pattern.  

Well being lace, it was not quite as easy-to-travel as I had planned, but it ended up being a great a lot of fun.  And I did not have to take notes.  Whenever I wear it, I will always be reminded of my trip to Seattle with my friend Gerri.  It is currently in the shop, luring in knitters looking for a new shawl or lace class, but I look forward to getting it back soon.  

Designer:   Gudrun Johnston
Yarn:  Debbie Bliss Fine Donegal, about 810 yds
Color:  54007 Deep Rose (Red)

Just one mod(ification):  I worked one extra repeat, and therefore picked up a few more stitches along the edges, which allowed me to center an edge repeat on the point.  I had very little yardage left over but it wasn't really a close call, so I wasn't on the edge of my sit hoping I had enough.  It worked out pretty perfect!  

Thursday, April 9, 2015


I keep meaning to get back here and I keep forgetting my password because it's been so long!  

So for today, spring blossoms and one of my all-time favorite quotes, from Mother Teresa.