So you may have noticed that I’ve been a bit absent from blogland lately. Not to worry! I’ve just been busy and then I had to go to San Diego last week for a conference. I meant to blog before I left but it seems that I underestimated the time I needed for packing and all that. So here I am! Still alive and everything.
Have I found buttons for Demi yet? No I haven’t. Have I been knitting? Yes I have! Meet the latest shawl:
green = provisional cast-on
Continuing in the stashbusting theme of late, the yarn is some that I got from the lovely Lois last November. The kidsilk-hazey nature of this yarn lends itself nicely to shawl-ness, but I didn’t want to pick a super-complicated pattern since there’s quite a bit of variegation in the colorway. For a while I considered adapting the Mason-Dixon Bubbly Curtain into shawl form, but then one day I happened upon Melanie’s pattern for the Hanami Shawl and decided to run with it.
I’m skipping the basket weave half, and I’ve upped the gauge quite a bit, and I’ll probably quit the cherry blossom pattern before I get down to the point where the eyelets all line up (otherwise it’ll be Really Long) but a Hanami it is nonetheless.
Time to get back to the unpacking!
I knit. Yes I do.