Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Go Go Gadget Garter Stitch!

When I finished my Northman Mittens, I had to figure out what I wanted to work on next! I threw a bunch of stuff in my knitting bag for our trip (Oh yeah, the trip! I have two more days worth of photos to show you. I’ll get on that very soon!) but never knitted a stitch.

But once I got back to town, I got started swatching. And now?

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After lots and lots of swatching, I just picked a gauge that was close and gave me a fabric that I liked. I'm on a US 10.5 needle, so I'm zipping right along!

I’m a little past the halfway point on Shawl That Jazz. Mindless garter stitch. No-wrap short rows. I’m loving it and I think the finished project is going to be awesome. I’m into the second skein of Twisted and my rows keep getting shorter at an impressive rate. I know I’m going to be back to a metric crap-ton of stitches in short order, but meanwhile I’m having fun with it. Go, me with my first-ever shawl!

6 comments:

Jen said...

Yay shawl!

Donna Lee said...

I love knitting shawls but I don't wear them. I'm working on that. I've been wearing them around the house and soon it'll be warm enough to wear them outside instead of a coat.

I love the color of yours. How wonderfully spring.

Yvonne said...

woohoo!

Zonda said...

Looking good! Gah, I knew you'd finish yours in like no time! Me..sigh..one day ;)

turtlegirl76 said...

OMG! You're knitting a shawl! YAY!

SJ said...

Lookin' good! So you're knitting your first shawl -- will you wear it when it's done?