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Since finishing my double-basket dishcloth (oops! no finished photo to share), which I loved, I once again picked up my half-done Hitchhiker shawl and start making a little progress again.P1060287The more I work with this yarn, the more I like it. This shawl took a setback a few weeks ago, but I’m pleased to report that I’ve put back on enough rows to be well past the ripped, felted, and re-balled portion of the yarn. I’m less than one full row from joining in the second ball.


At this point, I’m in the 30th pattern repeat. The design calls for 42 repeats, but realistically I believe I’ll find myself ending earlier than that. The shawl (scarf, maybe?) is already more than a yard long, and I can only imagine it will grow more with blocking. I don’t want it to be so big that it’s hard to wear.P1060289

I also am rethinking the little glass bead embellishment. I think they are a perfect complement to this yarn, but there aren’t nearly enough of them showing so far to make an impact. I’m thinking about different ways I might add more with a simple edging.


Later. For now, it’s just knit on, simply.


V for “Vengeance”…and also for the points along the shawl’s edge. 🙂

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6 replies

    1. Thanks, Steph! I’ve loved all the finished ones I’ve seen, so I’m hopeful! I’d done a good job keeping up with the Grafton series, and then I read “X” week before last and suddenly realized I’d missed a few on the way. This was a catch-up read. 🙂

  1. One ball down….sounds like you are hoping this project ends soon. 😃. It looks really fine and light. I like white shawls, I use them the most, in every season.

    1. I’m enjoying it, but Marlyn, I have to be honest. When I started nearly a year ago, I had no inkling I’d be taking this long to get it finished. It’s time. 🙂 Oh, and you are right about the texture of the yarn. It’s the softest I could ever imagine–alpaca-wool blend and very, very lightly spun, not much twist.

    1. Thank you, Lenka! I’ve had that half-container of beads leftover from another project for so long. It just seemed like the perfect match.

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