I have been working on a stealth project for a while and finally finished it.Â However, it did not turn out quite the way I wanted, so it will not be going to the use for which it was intended.Â I think the yarn is too heavy for the project and also not of high quality — the color runs!Â I was disappointed but not devastated.
The FO is a shawl: Alix’s Prayer Shawl designed by Myrna A.I. Stahman.Â Many people have made this shawl and it is a nice (and FREE!) pattern.Â The origins are from a novel by Debbie MaComberÂ which was lent to me by a work peep.Â It has a knitting theme so she thought of me.Â The books are a light and easy read with a lot of knitting references and quotes from many notable knitters.Â I am reading them in the wrong order (3-1-2), but it’s no matter!Â The Alix shawl was part of Book 3.
I used a mohair blend from my stash and US Size 9 needles.Â I really thinkÂ this is a nice, easy lace shawl pattern and would look wonderful in a lightly variegated or semi-solid sockweight yarn (like Koigu).Â
I also started another project which is just getting off the ground — it, too, is a shawl.Â What is with the shawls lately??Â I have no idea!Â Maybe I got the shawl bug from Surly.Â I have at least three more in queue!
Anyway,Â I am making the Mystic Waters Shawl.Â
It is a gorgeous pattern.Â I am again using yarn from my stash (I am so proud ) — Zephyr and Silk Laceweight in Sage.Â I am already in the 90’s for rows completed, which means it’s about 5″ long!Â This is tiny knitting and a huge shawl.Â Many people have also made this shawl — will 2 skeins of Zephyr be enough??Â I’ve seen 2-3 listed and I only have two.
Mitered Jacket is in a slump but is the only knitting I can take with me.Â The MWS is too intense (must follow the pattern stitch by stitch, line by line!).Â