Wednesday, May 16, 2012

WiP Wednesday #2

Well, it's high time I came out of my shell and posted another work in progress with my friends over at the Idaho Etsy Team. Hopefully it will motivate me to get this sucker finished in time. I always say I hate deadline knitting and won't do it any more, but I just keep winding up with deadlines!

Here is a (rather crummy) photo of one of my many current WiPs, a lace shawl done as a swap for my friend Monica. The lace is madelinetosh prairie in the "tart" colorway, a truly stunning tonal red. The pattern is Lily Go's Narnia Shawl.

I am working on the shawl in size 2 needles. It's requiring a bit of improv because the shawl is designed for heavier yarns and larger needles, so it's slow going and extra repeats to get it to a respectable size.

I pinned the shawl to my couch to take this photo, but it's still not as flat and open as it will be when it's properly blocked. Someday this is going to grow up to be a magnificent shawl. I can't believe I'm giving it away!

DSCF1957

Check out what else is going on in the Idaho team by clicking below.

Idaho Etsy Team

Have a super week, and let me know what you're working on lately.