Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Knitting Plans and Progress

It's Work-in-Progress Wednesday! I have a few amigurumi that have been in-progress for a few weeks months...

However, that's not what I want to talk about today! Knitting has taken a new lead in my life! I've wanted to learn to knit for quite some time-- I knew how to do knit stitch, purl stitch, increase, decrease, and all the other basics taught in the Craftsy Knit-Lab course. Actually finishing a knit project is a different story. But then I discovered a shawl pattern that was calling my name over, and over, and over! 

I've started a Multnomah shawl! 

Quite a bit of progress has been made since this picture was taken, but it's 12:34 in the morning... so this one will suffice! The yarn is Knit Picks' Stroll Tonal in 'Deep Waters'. So far, I'm really liking this pattern, yarn, and needles. 

In fact, knitting shawls might just be a new obsession. I've decided that my next shawl will probably be another Multnomah, but will be with Candy Skein yarn. Since FreshStitches posted her Lime Love shawl, Candy Skeins' bright coloured yarn has entranced me! Now that I can actually justify buying skeins for shawls-- I'm eager to finally purchase! I've set certain parameters before I can buy a skein, though:
1. My second paycheck (I start work on Monday). 
2. I finish this shawl. 
3. Tami has a random flash sale. 

Whichever of those comes first, I'm buying a skein (or, you know, two or four).

For more Work-in-Progress Wednesday posts visit Tami (yes, the same one mentioned above)'s blog! 


  1. Multnomah was one of my first shawls. It's a great place to start, and the yarn that you've chosen is lovely. I think you'll love the finished item. I've only ever bought one hank Candy Skein yarns, because I'm in the UK, but I loved using it.
    Her colours are gorgeous.

    Good luck with your new obsession, once you start knitting shawls, you will never stop!

  2. What a really pretty shawl and best of luck with it. Shawls are such beautiful and useful things and I'm glad your enjoying knitting them so much. Me I can knit no problem and it was crochet this year that I decided to really get to grips with and I'm loving it to. So I can understand your new found love. Have fun picking out your skeins for future projects.

  3. That's going to be such a lovely shawl!

    And those sound like very reasonable parameters... although, I might cave before the third :)

  4. Gorgeous start to your shawl! One thing about shawl knitting is there's lots of knitting pleasure for a small amount of yarn - now that's getting your money's worth!

  5. Lovely color! Good luck with the WIP amigurumis.

    Here's my WIP: