Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Stripes and Shawls


During my last semester in college, I knit a striped shawl. I finished it two days before I graduated, and it was one of my favorite accomplishments from that year (yeah...I wrote and passsed my thesis, and I was still more proud of this shawl). By this point I had been knitting for two years, and I wanted to completely freehand something, and I've always been fond of the result.

Last year, I got to thinking that I'd like to use that shawl from senior year as a starting off point for a new design. I knit most of the striped body last fall, and then I decided to set it aside while I figured out what I wanted for the border. A couple days ago I finally figured out what I was hoping for and how to make it happen, and I dug this shawl out of hibernation.

It's still got a ways to go, but I'm super excited to be working on it again. Of course, now I'm definitely feeling the strain of juggling so much- I've got this, Zinone, my friend's wedding present, and some finishing touches on Chaverim all happening at once! 

2 comments:

  1. Looks lovely Kat! Isn't it funny how casting on one project suddenly (or slowly?) leads to an accumulation of many more wips.. :)

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  2. Love the stripes, it looks so good already!

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