Thursday, July 11, 2013

pick a boo


The shawl.
Oh my goodness.
This shawl is giving me fits.
I was so enthusiastic to begin Sarah's  (Crafts from the Cwtch) summer shawl KAl.  I mean it isn't like I have never knitted lace before--but for some reason I am struggling with this very well written pattern, Ictis by Boo Knits.

I started out with lace weight yarn--a very pretty Malabrigio Silkpaca--




which I came to loathe after just a few days, but after starting the thing over and over, I decided a new yarn was called for.

I just happened to have this lovely green hand-dyed 3 ply fingering  just laying around waiting to be chosen for a project.
And now I have this!



There was also a little drama regarding needles too. I was thinking I might need to go up a needle size--to  a size 8. 
Could I find my Addi Click size 8's???  Of course not. 
After turning my house upside down , to no avail, and subjecting my teen boys to a mommy temper tantrum,
I gave up and decided to purchase a new pair the next day. 
Which I did, on Sunday.
Which is why, of course I found my missing needles on Monday! 

People already have finished shawls up on Ravlery?  
Me?
I will probably need the entire time allowed, and even then I might be pushing it!

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11 comments:

  1. I have a fit too when I can't find something. Oh boy your frustration has circled around twice. Now this should be third time's the charm!

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  2. LOL, I can totally relate to the needle hide-n-seek game! Mine usually turn up in a forgotten UFO. Even though the start was frustrating, your shawl is looking so pretty in the new yarn. Beautiful greens are irresistible.

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  3. I am in the process of buying new needles when I start a new project, because a good few months ago when sorting my craft room I managed to lose mine! They are only Chepstow ones, but it is so annoying....I'd love to try some addis, or something similar, I always use circs, and the cheap ones have such a noticeable ridge on them, especially in the lace weight I'm using for my shawl.

    Your ictis is looking great so far, that colour is gorgeous!

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  4. I'm so glad you have found a yarn you're happy with - its looking gorgeous. And can I admit to a chuckle about finding the missing needles after buying the others? This is EXACTLY what would have happened to me.....because it happens with everything here!

    Xx

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  5. I'm thrilled you switched over to some yarn you like as you really were not liking the Malabrigo and it's looking great now. I'd have thrown a fit also if I couldn't find my needle only because I have one corner of our sitting room for my knitting and supplies and its an understanding here that you don't touch it so I to be fair I leave my yarn and supplies only in this place but they do tend to disappear or I put them down in that corner and suddenly they have legs ! You now can do though two shawls with two sets of the needles lol. I hope the rest of Ictis journey is smooth and just think how this will become your favourite shawl !

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  6. Arg! I can feel the frustration of this post but you know what? Look at the end result. It's gorgeous.

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  7. Oh how pretty that shawl is. And the needle thingy? Just about makes a body crazy when that happens. I hate loosing needles and then finding them AFTER I need them.Keep going on the shawl. It is coming a long nicely even from last Sunday.

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  8. Both of those yarns are gorgeous, but you obviously seem much happier with the second. The shawl is now coming along a treat and of course you found your needles after you bought new ones :)

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  9. Kim, it has been awhile since I have commented, but that is completely GORGEOUS! sometimes you just need a new yarn!!!
    -Shateen (now blogging at www.lifeatthelichters.blogspot.com

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  10. I understand your frustration! Sometimes yarn and projects are just not a good match. I laughed at your needles being found on a forgotten wip, I could of written that myself!

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  11. I think you yarn change was a good idea. I LOVE how its is coming along...so you finish in the back of the pack....you are still ahead of me!

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