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Aug 23 / Dani

Summer Knitting – Shawls

I have to say that my knitting has slowed down significantly this summer. I have just had so many sewing/weaving/cross stitch/house projects on the go that it has just been put on the back burner a bit. But with the cooler weather starting to show it’s face, with lovely evenings and cool damp mornings, I am getting ready to pick up my needles again. It had been a while since I had updated my Knits page, but that is all done now. I do keep my Ravelry page pretty well up to date, but for some reason I often forget to post on the blog.

While I have been slower on the knitting, I did get bit by the shawl bug this summer. The first one I completed was a Travelling Woman shawl.

It’s done in my first ball of Madelinetosh yarn (sock), in the seawash colourway. It is quite wearable and saw some use earlier in the summer. Before it was 8 million degrees every. day.

I found the perfect pair of earrings to match, which was a bonus. 🙂

The other shawl I finished was a basic Sunlight Shawl out of my first ball of Socks that Rock (gifted to me by a lovely friend). This one didn’t stay in my possession though, it went off to my bff missbedora.

The colour just reminded me of her the whole time I was knitting it. And I thought she could use some sunlight (even though the colour is the total opposite of sunlight).

The last shawl is one that is currently in progress – Piper’s Journey. It was supposed to be a Ravellenic Games entry, but with traveling most of the 16 days the games were on I didn’t get it finished. But I am ready to pick it up again, and it shouldn’t take long to finish. It’s good to use up some long marinating stash on this one – and of course 100% silk is pretty nice to work with.

So that’s where I am in the knitting front. Has anyone else been doing shawls this summer? Or one particular type of project?

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