You saw it coming, didn’t you. Showed you a little “proof of concept” piece for a rectangular shawl I’m calling “Short, Sweet and Nubby.” And isn’t the yarn I tested the pattern on a nice color of purple? Well, guess what? That yarn isn’t just purple.
So, I just couldn’t stand it. Casted it on (99 stitches), and I’ve been working on it for a couple of days now. It’s worsted yarn on US9(5.5 mm) needles, so it goes pretty fast. Nearly at the end of the first ball. I have six regular size skeins and a gigunga skein of this yarn, so I’ll have plenty.
I really wanted a rectangular shawl today. I was chilly about my upper body and shoulders and, so I put on The Assassin’s Daughter shawl, but it was too “all encompassing” and consequently too warm. A rectangular shawl would have been just right. I have two triangular shawls in my wardrobe — Malguri Morning, and The Assassin’s daughter. I have no rectangular shawls in my wardrobe. See? I need to do this one right now. Never mind that I have humpty zillion other UFOs, some of which are rectangular shawls. No. I have a large gap in my shawl wardrobe which I must fill right now! Sigh.
Stuff I need to do:
- Rake my back yard and put the rakings in the dumpster. (Monday and Tuesday are predicted to be in the low 80’s F/26+ C, so that’s when I need to do that thing.)
- Do a major sort out on my yarn stash, with a rearrange of storage units, a sort through and weed out of yarn, do a realistic frog-it-or-finish-it sort, and frog the stuff I know I won’t finish.
- Block a bunch of knitted shawls and send them to their new homes, which entails getting out the folding banquet table, the steam iron, and blocking mat. (Do ASAP before hot weather sets in.)
- Make two lap robes. I have the blankets. I just need to haul out the sewing machine, the banquet table, and sew the lap robes.