Sunday, March 14, 2010

Chastain Park 2

A week ago, while cleaning up my craft room / office / big catch-all room in my house, I looked at the bag that contained this mostly finish project. I've known for months that it was only about 2 rows from completion. So I finally, because I wanted to be able to clean up the room and put away the yarn, sat down and finished the last 2 rows and bound off my Chastain Park Shawl. This is the second one I have made.The first one I sent my sister for her birthday back in October and I think it only took a few days to make. I started this one for myself shortly there after because I liked the one I sent my sister so much. And then I set it aside for whatever else had come up of caught my fancy. It happens all the time to me. I know some knitters focus on a project until it is done. There are some people in my mom's knitting group like that, they don't start something new until they have finished the thing they are working on. But that is not at all how I operate.
Here's a close-up of the lacy edge of the shawl. Its really a fun and simple and quick pattern, if I hadn't put it down for so long. I will probably make more of these. I did get a lot of compliments when I wore it for the first time yesterday.

Finishing this inspired my to reach for one of my other WIPs the other day when I didn't have anything current in my hands. I have resumed working on my Jitterbug fingerless gloves. Its a simple rib pattern, but I had set it aside because it was on size 1 needles and I needed to do other things. I started these sometime last winter or maybe even the winter before, I'll have to check my Rav project page to refresh my memory. Anyway, I stopped about 3/4 of the way done with the first one. I love the yarn and love the color, so there is now way I wanted to frog it. Last night I finished the top, bound off and picked up for the thumb. I should be able to finish the thumb today and cast on the second one. I know its close to the end of winter and I might not get to wear them, but the satisfaction of getting them done and having them ready and waiting for next fall will be enough.

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