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.The 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.
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.
Categories: Regular Project
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