Sunday, July 11, 2010

Anne Lace Shawl - honeymoon project

So I didn't knit much in Fiji, but I did knit a little bit. I started the Anne Lace Shawl from the Knitting Pattern a Day Calendar, I forget which year. Anyway, I had this beautiful sock yarn that Bridgette (Farm Girl Fiber) dyed and I decided it really needed to be a shawl. The colors were perfect for knitting in Fiji. They matched everything! The water, the pool, the trees, the chairs, my outfits -- it was actually kind of funny.
The pattern knits up really pretty and the whole center section is just a one row repeat, so it was really easy to memorize. It made for a great carrying around project and its easy to either knit for a long time or just pull out and do a row.
I'm determined to try and stick with it until the end and I have worked on it since I got back. In fact, I spent quite a bit of time knitting on it waiting to change my name, since I am a married woman now. Those places are not quick, so I was glad to have something to do. Everyone else there looked so bored, but I could have kept knitting forever. But there's only about a foot done right now and I think its supposed to be 5 feet when all is said and done (although I don't know if I have enough yarn for that. I only have one 400 yard skein and the pattern calls for 550 yards, I think, so I was just planning to make it shorter.). Its going to be so pretty when its done!!

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