Thursday, February 19, 2015

Finished Shawl!

A knitting object has been finished at long last!  This is Azzu's Shawl, a free pattern, knit in the skein of Tosh Merino Light (colorway "Chickory") that I bought at Urban Wolves last fall.  It has been my main knitting project for several months, which pretty much tells you I have not been squeezing in much knitting time.  Also, obviously from the picture, my selfie-taking skills are nonexistent.  I discarded about 12 shots that were much worse than this one.

I have been wearing it a lot.  I'm not usually one to wear shawls and I like this way of wearing a narrow shawl/scarf better than a bigger shawl worn draped in a wannabe artsy way that I could never quite manage.  The color is a moody gray-blue; a perfect match for my eyes, the local prevailing weather, and my prevailing emotional state -- this picture might show it a bit better.
It was good to finish it; and I have picked back up the colorwork Drops cardigan I have been working on for nearly forever, and have made it halfway through the sleeves.  I am even toying with the idea of starting another big project, but I should make a decision on the ones that are hibernating first.

So today, since it is the first day of the Chinese New Year, and it is the Year of the Sheep (or the Ram or the Goat, pick your hoofed fleece-bearing animal), and I was born during the year of the Sheep <cough> years ago, seemed an appropriate time to feature some work in wool.  And to dust off the CarpeLanam blog, which I've been neglecting.  Sorry, blog!  It's not you, it's life in general.

Here, enjoy the first daffodil picture, taken yesterday:

1 comment:

Charlotte (MotherOwl) said...

Just like me - at least at the sound of it - beginning big projects and being an eternity finishing. Dreaming of what to knit, write, draw, make ... next.
Congratulation on the finished shawl and last but not least on the first daffodil. Happy Chinese new year.