Thursday, October 02, 2008

"Last Minute Shawl."

This week has flown by. I guess, however, that it's a good thing though. I get to see Joe again.
In the last post, I mentioned that I was in Iowa City all last weekend for the game. Well, it's under a week and I'm driving back up there again...this time by myself. After I pick up Joe (and enjoy the city a bit again with a nice Pumpkin Spice Latte in hand), we will "swing by" St. Paul, MN, to go to his cousin's wedding. Yup, the same evening.

TOMORROW: exactly one year from my own wedding! :)
It's a bit chilly out lately (or have you not noticed, lol.). That's great news for me, being an avid Fall-weather lover and all. The few functional dresses that I could wear to the wedding are waiting to be folded and packed, and screamed to have something warmer put over my shoulders, it being like 60 degrees and all. So, I knit my "last minute shawl" to go over my pink and black dress that I will most definitely wear Saturday.

Pattern: "The Dummy Clap" Shawl (KUAS Original)
Yarn: Caron Simply Soft (475 yds)
Needles: Size 10 US
Dimensions:26x65 inches

I was planning on doing a crochet boarder around the shawl, but it is last minute, and I say "nay" to any more frumpy work that won't matter in the end. It's already pretty neat to look at, and can easily be worn as a scarf later on. It reminds me of the clapoltis, but with less work. Ha. It has a pretty good stretch to it, and I should hope that it will keep me a little warmer during the ceremony or reception.

What's next? I am in the process of working on my October club kits and have some pre-felting knits on the needles right now. All new patterns, postings and etsy updates: next week.


Bobbi said...

Love it! As a big clapotis fan, I think you did a great job capturing the awesome dropped stitch fun - and the color is so gorgeous.
Have you heard - walmart is discontinuing simply soft?

Bunny said...

Very lovely! And using simple yarn! I think Wal-mart is doing away with there Fabric section. Ours is almost sold out of fabric completely. I am glad we at least have a Hobby Lobby.

Jessica said...

I'd love to see a pattern for this eventually :) It's lovely.