Monday, June 04, 2012

It's Shake 'n' Bake, and I helped!

Hola, Kindeys! Anyone remember those socks I started the same time I started therapy? It was sometime last fall, and I finished them last week. Don't remember what make of yarn it was, even, but I know I set out to make something a little different. Turns out that the only thing that is different is the rolled bit at the cuff. I used the shaped common heel with a finale of garter stitch.

One those were off the needles, I cast on a neat little shawl that is so easy-peasy, all garter stitch and no-wrap short rows! It is called Wingspan, and is a free download on Ravelry. I only had enough yarn to do 7 triangles wedges, but it is big enough to go 'round my shoulders with just the right amount of overlap to use a pin to keep closed. I like it a great deal and want to make another. (For scale, the tiles are 12" square.)

Next, I may cast on the Ethereal Triangular Shawl, also a free download on Ravelry. 

I have been taking a few drives and a few pictures. 

Except for my allergies, I am doing well. I don't know if is all the sunshine we are getting, but my mood has been up. Looking forward to seeing my Friendship Spinner buddies at their St. Meinreid Arch Abbey retreat in a couple of weeks. Both my therapist and my brain says that it would do me good.


Valerie said...

That shawl is quite cool. I hadn't seen the pattern before. Is it big enough to be warm, or is it mostly just pretty?


The shawl is not only pretty, but just the right amount of cover on those chilly days. I have already made another!

zippiknits said...

For some reason, I do not know why, your posts have not been coming through on my feed. I read the last three and wanted to say that I hope you are feeling lots better, and will stay that-a-way. I love that shawl. It looks like something worth knitting. And the socks are cute and will keep you warmer this winter, if they were for you, that is. Happy Spinning! And Netflix! I watch a lot of that because I'm running too much and just come home and crash. Dang! I'm too old for this! hehe