Hi All! Notice the title this week? Yep, that’s because usually Thursdays are all about the socks. This week, I did not knit a single stitch on my socks. Why, you may ask? Well, I’ll tell you.
As I mentioned in my last post, it’s been a very busy couple of weeks. Add on top of that, we are leaving to Hawaii for a week’s vacation on Saturday. I have been desperately trying to get my test shawl knit completed and blocked before leaving. I really want to take pictures of it for my project page, and the Designer of the pattern (Nimruse of Pandia’s Jewels on Ravelry), while we are in Hawaii.
Disclaimer: The Designer of the pattern has given permission to talk about the test knit and show pictures.
Have I finished it? Nope, but I’m so darn close! If only these last few rows weren’t taking me 30-45 minutes to complete. If only the Gods would stop conspiring against me, making me miscount stitches and lose stitches completely from my needles. (Seriously, like the Gods need to stop it!) If only I weren’t knitting Moss Stitch with almost 400 stitches and counting. If only mosquitoes sucked fat instead of blood. (Yep, I had to throw that one in there…LOL)
This is my first time knitting Moss Stitch and although I don’t like knitting it (hate going back and forth between knits/purls), I am loving the look of it! The test knit is using yarn from the Designer and she will package the yarn and the pattern as a kit once it is released. She has some really beautiful colorways and I can’t wait to share all the information once it’s live. The body of the shawl is knit in one fingering weight color and there is a contrasting color for the edging, also fingering weight, that is held together with the same color in lace mohair.
This thing is going to be beautiful when it’s finished…I just hope I get it finished in time for Hawaii! Maybe while we’re in Hawaii? Argh, I can’t wait to get to Hawaii!
I’m so sorry to Hannah at unsophisticated+jejune and Alex at alexand knits for not getting a sock post in this week. However, you should really go check them out and see what progress they have made on their socks! If you’d like to join in, cast on a pair of socks and link up with us! We’d be happy to have you 🙂
Until next time, Happy Knitting!
Oh, and here’s a sneak peek of the test knit shawl!