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One ball down

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.

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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.

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

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

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Annie

A wife and mom, a worker bee, a churchwoman, a reader, and a crafter. What more is there to know? :)

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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