Sunday, May 3, 2009

It's finished

I just finished my first prayer shawl. It's not the LaLa Shawl that I'm also working on (this is why it's good to have lots of knitting needles so you can have lots of project in progress, lol) but one that I made as a gift. There were tons of mistakes, but I can say that boucle is quite forgiving and I went in and tightened up a few places. I don't know if you're actually suppose to do it that way, but it worked. I just need to block it and then get it in the mail. I think I like shawl knitting even more than sock.knitting. It was so relaxing and not too complicated, well the pattern I did which was K3P3 isn't complicated. It's the beginner standard shawl pattern from the very cool and worthy organization called Prayer Shawl Ministry, It's a faith based organization that makes shawls to donate to those who need them. You can read more about them and maybe pick up some knitting needles or a crochet hook to join in. Next I'm going back to the LaLa Shawl. I feel like a total slacker since I only have about 2 rows done and many in the KAL are already finished...but it wasn't a race, right? I'm also going to finish some socks that I had put aside. I'm to the heel. I'm knitting them 2 at a time on 2 circulars, which I can say I really like doing as opposed to dpn. Those pesky dpn gave me nothing but grief! I'm just not a good enough knitter to not get frustrated when I lose a bunch of stitches off my needles, in fact it put me over the edge!
Anyways, I promised myself I would be better about taking pictures. So I tried to photograph the shawl which proved somewhat challenging with me wearing it. Hopefully you'll get the gist of it.


Heather! said...

lovely! That's a lot of knitting and I think whenever I get back around to picking up the needles, I'll have to start with something like that.

Chi-Chi, The Original Wombman said...

Looks so soft and warm! Beautiful work Sabrina . . . one of the yarn outlets around here is having a once a year sale soon. I think I might finally get around to my Clapotis. Your work is inspiring!