I recently stumbled across some caked up goodies in my stash, Cascade Yarns Sunseeker in a sparkle grey color. I bought this many moons ago and tried to start a very complicated shawl. I got frustrated and frogged it.
But now that my skills have grown a bit this yummy yarn deserves to be knit. I chose Rainy Avenue by Jeannie Kubricht. The pattern calls for a variegated contrast color but I think I’ll be a little more vanilla and just use one color throughout.
I pulled a project bag together and started the garter tab cast on. I have a few other WIPS I’d like to finish up before starting this. But it’s nice to know this project is ready and waiting for me when I’m ready to start working!
I used this pattern and I used Treasure Goddess Yarn in Super Toes Cashmere base in the Pieces of Eight color. It used up 510 yards of yarn or roughly 127 grams. And I knit using a size 4 needle.
It’s 60 inches across and 28 inches deep. The lace isn’t perfect but for my first attempt I’m overjoyed! And to top it all off it was my 2016 Mother’s Day cast on, so I’ll always have that cozy memory when I wrap up in this!
I even managed to turn this in for WIP points in the Down Cellar Studio Pigskin Party KAL! Insert happy dance here….
I accidentally did a stockinette edge instead of garter like the rest of the shawl. Guess what I managed to do again?? Yep, totally did it twice in a row. That’s what I get for going weeks in between working on this project. I am NOT ripping back again. I decided to find 20 minutes of toddler free time and try to drop down and fix it.
I had to correct both sides. It’s not a perfect fix, but it’s definitely not looking like stockinette anymore. And at this point….I don’t care! It’s good enough and I’m ready to move forward, harrumph!!
It’s that time of the Down Cellar Studio Pigskin Party KAL for WIPs! Look at this gem I pulled from Area 51!
This is my Old Man of Storr shawl from my Mothers Day 2016 cast on. I think last we spoke I had started the last section? Yeah, I had to rip that back out. I don’t know what happened but my eyelets were off. Harrumph!
I’m pleased to report that I am back to where I was and I’m carefully moving forward. I’m 16 pattern rows, 16 rest rows and a bind off away from being done! If I can finish this I get 25 points for the KAL! Must….knit….carefully
I made The Age of Brass and Steam by Orange Flower Yarn. I used Dragonfly Fibers Damsel in the Earth and Green colorway. I used mods on the because I had sport weight and the pattern called for fingering. The sport weight Yarn made this fly off the needles!
(Never mind the dark circles under my eyes….Jellybean is in a having bad dreams at night phase)
I used size 9 US needles and I knit one more stockinette and garter eyelet section each then called for. I even won at yarn chicken with just 2 yards left!! This baby is huge…
It’s 63 inches across and 22 inches deep. As you can see above from my atrocious selfies above that it wraps comfortably around my neck. My mother has been side eyeing this project since I started and so this might be her Christmas present. She spoils me so she is definitely knit worthy!
I cast on during my tonsillectomy recovery. I’m loving it so far!
My garter tab cast needs some work but I’m happy enough, lol. I did end up using size 9 US needles when the pattern states 8s. But the fabric it’s making isn’t terrible so I don’t feel inclined to rip it out and start over. I am just going to have a slightly bigger shawl, no biggie!
I managed to get my Old Man of Storr shawl back to where I was when I had to rip!
I’m through two full repeats of lace. And my rainbow lifeline is in place and is sufficiently long this time. I have four more lace repeats to go and the rows just keep getting longer!
There are a still few mistakes sprinkled in there but it’s much improved from my first attempt. I’m not sure I’m a lace convert/addict but I am enjoying this project. I find myself wanting to pick this up over other things.
My Old Man of Storr and I had a little disagreement. Last night it looked like this. Looks great right? Well I was listening to the Olympics and worked two lace rows wrong….awe fork!
Not to worry, I had lifelines right? Wrong, helpful hands in the form of toddler or canine had pulled on the string and the lifeline was only halfway through my piece. I should be mad but it’s only my fault for not putting this away when I set it down. So now my shawl looks like this….
I ripped back to the garter section and started the lace over. It may be a blessing in disguise as now I can fix the wonky set up row from my first attempt. I now know how the lace should work and hopefully I can read it better this time and not get off track! Wish me luck 😜