Wednesday, August 27, 2008

A sea of red

This is the shawl that I began to work on in the beginning of the Ravelympics. I got a few inches done in the waiting room from my Grandpa's surgery, plus probably another inch done at Kalahari, and several more done recently.
I love how the sunlight casts a warm glow on this yarn, giving it a soft yet crimson hue. I have a feeling that this shawl will look quite a bit better after being blocked, when the hearts are more pronounced by the yo's surrounding them.

I have a lot of this alpaca yarn, so I decided to just go and use it for a shawl rather then my raglan. I'm tired of seeing "leaves" shawls (more like only"fir cone" types of shawls), so a heart shawl should be a break in the chain (just a bit). It's being knit on size 7 circulars, and it is a joy to knit as the inches pile on.
I'm not sure what I'm going to call it yet. All I know is when I finish knitting it up, I still have to knit on a fabulous boarder around it, to escape my inevitability of doing things "plain." I did start another shawl several weeks ago with this yarn, but ripped it out because of the garter boarder. You'll come to learn that you don't see much productivity from me because most of my work ends up frogged. One word: perfectionist.

Please read the post below for some more updates. I have to run to work now.
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