I got a lot done over Memorial Day Weekend!
The first line of business this week will be a mention only: I finished the Betta Loves Shetland Shawlette that one of my bridesmaids will be wearing at my wedding! Stay tuned for Friday when the pictures will be posted. It really just needed to be blocked and the ends tucked.
I got through Chart C of the Wendy’s Mystery Shawlette by Friday. It was three repeats and encompassed 72 rows, I believe. I’m not using nearly as much yarn as I thought I would, which is annoying. I hate that my shawls always come out smaller than the designer’s shawls! Maybe I’ll make a headband to match it or something.
Also, I’m hoping this yarn will blossom more upon blocking, because it’s a bit hard to stretch out at the moment.
My wedding veil is now off the needles! It was a grueling bind-off, but at least it’s ready for blocking. I’ve taken some pictures of it just lying there all wrinkled, and also with a few of the points stretched out. I’m pretty sure this thing is going to dry before I finish blocking it! It stretches to a smidge over 2 feet radius at the middle point.
And yes, it’s still driving me crazy that my phone can’t manage to take a picture of this yarn without overlaying a rainbow on top of it. I assure you all, this yarn is an ivory color. No rainbows. =D
Lastly, because the veil’s almost-completion has left my size 6s free, I’ve started on Chianti, which is the bridesmaid gift for Amanda. Because other people have been posting about 400 yards not being enough to finish, I am dropping out two rows of stockinette each in charts B, C, D, and E with the hopes that it will at least get me to the last row. Though with my luck, I’m actually on gauge for this shawl since all my shawls come out small and that will leave me with a crapload of yarn left over.
I think Chianti might be similar to the fabled Citron shawl in it’s structure, but what makes it tolerable for me to knit is that there are lace sections in between the blocks of stockinette. I can’t believe how fast it grows in each section. The stitch count almost doubles every time. I just did row 12 in chart D and it took me like half an hour. No foolies.
As for the Strangling Vines scarf, I worked on that as well, but it isn’t really big enough to warrant taking another picture.
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