Lately, with starting up the shop and all, I haven't really been blogging about what this blog is supposed to be about: Knitting! Truth be told, I haven't been knitting all that much lately. Between school, the shop, and everything else going on my knitting productivity has sharply decreased. I have been working on a pair of socks, as well as this: The Japanese Feather & Fan Shawl. Rav
I promise I'll take a better picture later, post-blocking. Really, the pattern is absolutely gorgeous and it looks much more complicated than it actually is. This pattern is for a curving semicircular shawl in eight sections. Because I'm using my one tiny skein of Buffalo Gold Lux bison yarn that I won in a raffle, I deleted one section on either end, which should reduce the yarn consumption and give me more of a true half-circle.
I only have 330 yards of buffalo yarn, and I'm not sure how far I will be able to stretch it. Hopefully it'll end up as a Swallowtail-sized shawlette that I'll be able to wrap around my neck, enjoying the feel of the yarn and looking fabulous while doing so.
The first 50 rows went by in a flash, as the first few sections of center-outward shawls tend to do. Now I've got quite a few stitches on my needles and each row completed is an epic achievement. I'll keep you posted as to whether I ever actually finish it, and how big of a shawl can you REALLY make with only 330 yards of lace yarn.