Wednesday, January 18, 2017

New Projects

I started a new craft. I had purchased one of those Shawl in a Ball skeins of yarn a while ago. I am not sure how much I like this yarn, but I am busy knitting a shawl. I had a hard time deciding on the pattern. I wanted to crochet this shawl, but I didn't like any of the available patterns. I settled on the Feather and Fan shawl which is a very simple, lacy knitted 4 row pattern that I keep messing up. Ugh! 
I was hoping for a knit that was fairly mindless, but I really have to concentrate. As I said, I think part of the problem is the yarn. It tends to catch on itself and is not soft and luscious. I really want to make a shawl though and I don't want to buy any more yarn to do so. I have finally completed one 4 row repeat without a mistake.
I did purchase this beauty from my LYS. It is a sock-weight yarn. 
I plan to make another On The Tracks infinity scarf, this time for my daughter. She borrowed mine when she was home at Christmas and I asked her if she would like one. Her birthday is the end of this month so I think that if I get my act together she might actually get it this year. It is a crocheted project which usually goes quickly for me. 

I am joining Ginny for Yarn Along. What are you knitting/crocheting? What are you reading? Pop on over to her site to see what other bloggers are up to. As for my own reading...not happening. I started a book when I had a break at work, but I really only have about 15 minutes a day besides lunch which I spend with co-workers. I am catching up on some magazines that I have laying around. That is enough reading for right now.

Thanks for stopping by! 


  1. That feather and fan pattern is difficult. I've only used it for dishcloths, and there was almost always a mistake somewhere. Good luck finishing it, and the more you do it, the easier it should become.

  2. I love feather and fan, it reminds me of my mom who used to make afghans out of that stitch! Pretty knitting :)

  3. Your shawl is off to a beautiful start!
    I hope the yarn behaves better as you continue to work thru this project.

  4. I love what you are knitting keep going it's beautiful.

  5. Hi Cathie: Lovely yarn, what a beautiful design.
    I look forward to seeing the finished scarf.


  6. Worth the work it really is a beautiful pattern, it will look stunning. Impressive new yarn too.

  7. I think the shawl is coming along beautifully!


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