B: Krafty Koala (leftovers from the Knotty Gloves) – 44 g/185 m (50 cm remaining!)
C: Wendy Sunbeam St Ives – 48 g/170 m
D: ZwergerGarn Opal Cotton (in Lollipop) (previously Lovely Lace Socks) – 70 g/290 m used
4.5 mm long interchangeable Knit Pro
Dates: 6th November 2014 – 17th February 2015
Size: 155 cm wingspan by 62 cm at deepest point.
I-cord (starting tab, edging, cast off)
Double yarn overs
2 colour brioche
Garter short rows
Two colour brioche
Slip stitch texture pattern
Garter stitch stripes
Disappointingly the Mystery Shawl did not resemble any kind of body part this year. I was rather looking forward to that!
I learnt a couple of new techniques, most significant being brioche. I loved it!
I’m really pleased with my colour choices, especially the balance between the 3 tonal colours and the one contrast. I’m glad I waited until lots of other people had knit their first clues so I had a good idea of what would and wouldn’t work.
I’ve come to the conclusion, after tripping over yet another half-finished project that should be in the WIP Ottaman, that I have too many UnFinished Objects.
The plan is to shame myself into working on them by picking one UFO per week and working on it for 7 days, then switching to another UFO. I’m hoping that this technique will stop me from getting bored (a perennial problem). We shall see…
This week’s project hasn’t been a UFO for very long, but it still counts! It’s the Stephen West 2014 mystery shawl, Exploration Station.
I worked on it a little last night, so here’s where it is as of 11 am-ish today.
I’m going to alternate the UFO of the Week with any WIP (Works in Progress). Again, in theory!