Hello fellow Knitalong-ers! How are you all doing? I've been seeing pictures scattered in various places about the web and know there are quite a lot of people taking part who haven't posted in the Tuesday Linky yet, so wanted to take the opportunity to say a big HELLO - it's lovely to have you knitting along! Please don't be shy this week - if you don't have a blog or use Instagram, you can leave a link to your Ravelry project page, photo host (eg Photobucket/ Flickr/ Picasa) or anywhere else we can see your pictures. I feel confident in saying that "Knitalong-ers" love nothing more than a nosey at everyone else's colours and progress - so let's see what you've got!
If you are blogging along too, there is now a little banner you can use if you so wish (but please don't feel obliged)...
It hasn't been a very productive week here as I've been struck down by Pharyngitis (which I've been fighting since the Jubilee weekend) so this post finds me typing from my bed with a viciously sore throat. I haven't spoken since Friday and if you know me, you'll know that if I'm neither knitting OR talking, things must be bad. As a result, only a few new rows have appeared over the weekend and I'm just onto the third section of my second Color Affection Shawl, with a long way yet to go...
A few observations:
- This time I started the 'dropped YO' modification on the second section - this solved the "hump" I had with the other shawl, but as a result the first section looks quite tight and puckered. I'm not sure which is going to work out better in the end, but will let you know.
- I've been using a cheaper yarn in a solid shade for the main colour this time. The yarn itself (Jawoll Superwash Sock) is fine, but after knitting with devine semi-solid sock yarn from the Knitting Goddess on the first shawl, this feels much less exciting. Each row is exactly the same dark colour, it's
boringpredictable, and doesn't feel half as nice to knit. It'll be interesting to compare the two when this is finished and has been washed. It's the first time I've ever used such a dark solid 4ply and I'm not keen to repeat it, it's not terribly easy to see the stitches.
- Using 4 ply Noro for the third colour is much less daunting than the previous worsted weight which had so many thick sections, although I'm not sure if it'll make this a better-looking, more cohesive selection, or simply lack the character of the other. Again, we shall see!