Yarn Along – FO Shawl

Joining in with Ginny’s yarn along, this week, again. It’s the nearest I get to a “knit and natter” get-together.

I have finished my second simple yarn-over shawl. I knitted until I ran out of wool and then I used up the last tiny ball, which I had left over from the first shawl. I need to block it now. I finished this last night, so nothing on my needles yet. I’ll cast on a Christmas present, this evening. I had to force myself to finish the last few rows of the shawl. I’m afraid I was very distracted by the list of tempting projects that I want to cast on before Christmas. I’m a great starter, but I have to concentrate on the finishing. Anyone else have this problem?

I am still reading Bad Science, but I just can’t sit down and read for any length of time, at the moment. I do like something to read, so I picked up this fun children’s poetry book – Read Me and Laugh. Some of these poems make me chuckle and the beauty is that I can read a few, just when I need to pause. We all need to pause occasionally. A light read is perfect.

14 thoughts on “Yarn Along – FO Shawl

  • Wednesday 23 November, 2011 at 12:45 pm
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    I could do with that an easy read book somedays, I always try to fit in some reading at bedtime, but some books are so hard going and need lots of concentration it’s usually easier to listen to radio 4 and have someone else read to you.

    Another shawl off the needles, I’m mightily impressed, the colour is beautiful. x

    • Thursday 24 November, 2011 at 11:42 am
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      Easy reads are good at night. Most nights I just fall into bed. I do my reading at odd moments in the day, unless its one of those “I can’t put down” books. 😀

  • Wednesday 23 November, 2011 at 1:43 pm
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    That is a beautiful shawl! You are almost inspiring me to learn how to knit.

    • Thursday 24 November, 2011 at 11:46 am
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      Ha! I have to warn you though that knitting can be addictive! 😀

  • Wednesday 23 November, 2011 at 4:47 pm
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    Your shawl is beautiful! That yarn really makes it special.

    • Thursday 24 November, 2011 at 11:47 am
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      Thanks Kristina. A little yarn went a long way.

  • Wednesday 23 November, 2011 at 5:12 pm
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    The shawl looks beautiful, I like that pattern so much – even if the last few rows seem to take forever!

    And yep, I definitely have a much easier time starting projects than finishing them 🙂

    • Thursday 24 November, 2011 at 11:49 am
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      Oh, the last rows really did take forever! I kept on wishing that I would run out of wool! I was deternmined to finish up the last of this wool, otherwise it would just hang around my stash for evermore. Reminding me I had rushed my shawl. Ready to knit something completely different, although I would knit one of these again.

  • Wednesday 23 November, 2011 at 6:16 pm
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    It’s a lovely shawl – I would love to knit it (she says wistfully). The colour is beautiful.

    Pomona x

    • Thursday 24 November, 2011 at 11:50 am
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      Oh your poor wrist. There is always next year!

  • Wednesday 23 November, 2011 at 11:33 pm
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    Such a beautiful shawl!

    • Thursday 24 November, 2011 at 11:50 am
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      Thanks Emily. I love the colours.

  • Saturday 26 November, 2011 at 2:34 pm
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    Beautiful! I think every project should be a “knit until you’re out of yarn” one 🙂 I’m a chronic project initiator with a terrible completion record. Knitting gifts right up against the giving deadline helps, but that’s about the only thing…too many patterns & yarn, too little time.

    😀

    • Monday 28 November, 2011 at 9:01 pm
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      Too many good patterns and beautiful yarn to distract us knitters. 😀

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