Tuesday, February 20, 2007

The "easy" one

Well, I am officially working on one of my older UFO's for February. It is my "easy" shawl (as opposed to my harder laceweight shawl - yes the one that I am still not on speaking terms with). This UFO challenge has been good for me (Thanks again Kat!). I should be finishing this one up soon.
It is the After Hours Shawl from Briar Rose Fibers in Sea Pearl. I don't know why I didn't finish this earlier (I know. I say that about all of my UFO's). This yarn is just gorgeous and the pattern is very easy. I am modifying it by making it much smaller and leaving off the fringe. I want it to be the size of a shoulder shawl to throw on over a blouse or turtleneck. I think tencel is some yummy stuff! So soft and shiny. I wonder how it blocks. I really want to block this thing wider vs longer.

Pretty stuff huh?
I am making a little more progress on the Lopi sweater. I would be done by now if the pattern weren't so doggone confusing. (at least to me hehe) I am not giving up, and I hope to have it done in time to wear it yet this winter (don't worry, winter is very long in Michigan).
I will be home all day today (again). The Monkey is sick (he was yesterday too), so I am not getting any of my errands done sigh.... and I have lots of them this week. His birthday is on Thursday, so I have extra stuff to do for that. Oh well, at least I have knitting. :)


Robbyn said...

I sympathize that you're not able to get done the things you want/need to get done. On the other hand, your shawl is looking really awesome! Lovely colors and a very pretty pattern :)

You go!

Opal said...

Gorgeous shawl! I just know you can get this one done soon.

Chris said...

Hi Lisa! Your shawl is turning out wonderfully!! With the Sea Pearl fiber....we have found that it will drape out a little after time....we didn't block our After Hours sample.........keep up the good work!
Chris at Briar Rose Fibers