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Stir Crazy

My Silken Scabbard is separated under the sleeves now, and I have merged the cables to the sides.  It feels like progress is glacial… I don’t like the way the pattern is written at all, and to be honest I might have given it up, except my husband, who rarely notices sweaters, loved it when I tried it on.  So I’m still going, but I think I might work on a sleeve for awhile, to get some actual progress.  My socks are nearly done, so I cast on for a shawl with some Kureyon Sock, bought in a moment of insanity when the yarn first came out.

This is the “Simple Yet Effective Shawl” from Cosmicpluto Knits.  The pattern is super easy, and I love the way the sock yarn looks knit up – after swatching I realized this was not going to be socks, but it’s very nice here.  The hardest part was winding the skein into two balls – the yarn is some of the stickiest I have seen!

7 thoughts on “Stir Crazy

  1. Hello – guess what, I’m making that shawl too! Knitting twins strike again!

    I’ve decided not to stripe my yarn and just enjoy the long colour repeats of the Noro. I’ve made a shawl with the worsed weight before and I loved how the stripes got skinnier as the rows got longer so I’m going for that effect again.

    Enjoy the nice simple relaxing knit. I’m carting it around in my handbag at the moment for nice train knitting.


  2. I wondered about that Kureyon sock. I am an admitted wool wimp, but Kureyon always struck me as more suitable for an oven scrubbie than a garment. When the sock yarn came out, my feet started spontaneously itching. I think I’d rather wear a hair shirt.

  3. I came across your blog through ravelry, and I love it! Your projects are so beautiful, and I love seeing what new exciting thing you’re working on each time you post. And your ability to get so many sweaters and tops done is phenomenal! I’m still working on my first clothing project for me that’s not a hat or gloves, and it’s taking forever!

  4. I hear you on the pattern – not a fan of it either – but just need to knit the remaining 1.5 sleeves and I’m finally DONE with this thing. I love the way it looks too, but not the process so much.

  5. i can’t wait to see pictures of this shawl modeled on you – i made this a while back and am still figuring the best way to wear it….

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