Slow Post, Shawls and Lush Yarn

January 30th, 2014

ww1 film pic
(picture By Judith Brodnicki)

I was awaiting some yarn to arrive for another shawl/wrap, knitted more like a scarf and I couldn’t wait to get my hands on some lovely Rowan! I love the Debbie bliss I have been knitting with but I have to say I absolutely love rowan (who wouldn’t!) and am glad they are sponsoring some of the knits! I have had to buy some new needles to knit it with but to honest it was just an excuse! at some point this year I would have been buying them anyway, for this shawl I will be using 2mm possibly 2.25mm needles with 4ply yarn …the post seems to have been delayed, I payed for first class post on my needles and they arrived well passed the expected day! I don’t know if it is the weather or the postman/sorting office being slow but I do know I am not the only person in my area having problems! and to make it even more frustrating out post doesn’t arrive until late afternoon most days! I am hoping I can knit this one up quickly and get it sent off, the only good thing about waiting for the yarn to arrive was that I could push on with the first shawl and hopefully I will have it done to send off together.

The first shawl is nearly ready for stripes, I had thought from reading the pattern that it would be ready for them sooner however the measurements for how long to make it, other peoples suggestions ,is rather small, so I would prefer knit more  and trust myself, I feel doing less would be worse than doing more!

And now that I have the lovely squishy Rowan…I can’t stop feeling it….oooh, ahh…ok sorry am back with you now…where was i!? I have started knitting up this other shawl and although I am only around 7cm in it does look good! I am not sure that is flows..or floats!? as much as I would have thought but once it has grown I am sure it will feel very different.

The yarn is so nice to knit with, so smooth…it is black, I know I can hear your moans now, but it isn’t too bad, the quality of the yarn defiantly helps this, I always say “with black you need to trust your knitting” this is because it is hard to see mistakes and to see stitches (not that I look at my knitting), but maybe it should be more along the lines of “with black you need a good quality yarn!” because I haven’t struggled with this yarn being black! and knitting it up has been easier than cheap yarn! ok i know that is a given but this yarn really helps with the trust issues I seem have when it comes to black!

The main pattern is really easy and any beginner could knit it, I had thought that being on 2mm/2.25mm needles it would take  fooooorever to grow, but I (think) I am wrong about that, every so many rows I jump up in needle size, this makes a rib effect and because of that it has grown quicker than I expected it to! yay!

The thing I do like about this is that it is really easy and simple and the outcome is very effective as it is in a plain ‘knit’ I do tend to get board with these items however as I am changing needles every few rows it keeps it at least a little interesting!

Now the challenge is to see how quick it is to knit up!

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by Juniper Askew

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