Wednesday, February 27, 2013

if you thought the shawl would be done...

well then you are wrong!  It is not done yet, but I am so so close!  I only have 3 rows left to do!  Granted, those 3 rows each have a whole heck of a lot of stitches, but, I am close!  I think that by next week I will have it finished and blocked and ready to go for a certain niece who has a birthday coming!

I have really enjoyed knitting this shawl, even though it seems to have taken me ages to *almost* complete it.    Emma has been asking for one since this one started to take shape, so I guess it will be back to the yarn store for me (darn!).

I am also almost finished with The Briarpatch Gospel: Fearlessly Following Jesus into the Thorny Places.  It hasn't been at all what I thought it would be, but I have enjoyed it so far, as long as I can get past some parts (which I easily can!).  I plan to have a full review on Saturday of it, as well as any other books I happen to finish this week!

I hope that next week I have something a bit more exciting than the same shawl I have been knitting for so long!  Perhaps a finished product, and maybe something new and fun.  Easter is coming, and I am sure my kids would love to have something fun for that - granted I am running out of time at this point!  I need to look into whether or not you can knit all of these cute little animals I always see online!  I think all of the ones I have ever seen have been crochet, and for some reason I just can't seem to catch on to crochet!

Joining in with Tami and Ginny and Keep Calm Craft On


  1. Can't wait to see it finished, ill have to check your old posts to see what the pattern is :)

    I have the sameproblem- always the same project to share! I just finished a shawl that has taken me 8 months! Its a good feeling :)

    1. Hi Tanya! You know, I never seem to include the patterns that I am working on when I write these posts! Most of the patterns I use are off the Lion Brand website - because so many of them are free. I haven't really figured out ravelry yet :-) This pattern is lace shawl L10579, although I am using alpaca yarn that I love instead of whatever is called for in the pattern.

  2. It won't be long and you will be wearing it..what a beautiful shawl...I love alpaca:)

  3. Love the colour, look forward to seeing it done :)

  4. Alas, wish I could crochet too. There are so many cute animals, flowers, etc. out there that are done in crochet.

  5. It's so pretty! Also, I *love* the chicks in your header! <3

  6. Lovely looking shawl! You just reminded me that I'll be seeing the nieces and nephews this Easter ... maybe I should try whipping up some of these:

  7. Shawl is pretty; I'm sure she'll love it.

  8. Your shawl looks better than mine ;) It's beautiful. I love it!

  9. Congrats on coming so far with the shawl! Just a little bit further to go :)

  10. Can't wait to see the finished shawl! It looks beautiful.

  11. Th shawl it's looking lovely, good luck with it.

    Here's my WIP:


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