There has been plenty of knitting in these parts as of late. Unfortunately, since we’re only mumblety weeks away from Christmas, most of the knitting must be SEEKRIT.
It’s killing you, isn’t it?
(it may kill me)
Well, in the meantime…
I made myself a shawl. And I think this may be the *only* thing I’ve made for myself in 2010, which didn’t fail massively. (see: the green sweater – need to add length to the torso. The purple sweater – waist shaping? who needs waist shaping?. The breton-strip sweater – laceweight stockinette: need I say more?. The knee socks – finally done, A YEAR AFTER I CAST ON.)
That pattern is an adaptation of Valeria by the always-fantastic Weaselmama. (I sort of ran fast and loose with the pattern, though. I abandoned the third chart because I was running out of yarn. And then that would’ve made the fourth chart look rather goofy, so I invented an edging (knitting by the seat of my pants).
Quite a gamble for one who hasn’t successfully knit for herself in nearly a year (jeez that’s a long time), but luckily it paid off.
The knitting gods are smiling upon me once again.
This yarn is one of my Minnesota souvenirs from our 2009 trip. True to my word, I *am* knitting from my stash! This is a good thing.
Thank you, Valeria, for breaking the knitter’s curse.
Now I’ve just gotta finish the [project] I’m working on now, and also make a [project] and [project] and [project] in the next seven weeks.
It’ll be just fine 🙂