By JC | November 1, 2011
Remember that Haapsalu shawl I wrote about in my last post? I decided to place a narrow border around the whole thing. Traditionally, that’d mean knitting the body of the shawl, then separately knitting the edging from the outside in and sewing it in place. I may decide instead to pick up edging stitches from the body and knit the edging from the inside out… but either way, I have to complete the body first.
It’s going to take some time. I’ve set a Minimum Daily Knitting Requirement of two rows, and though I manage to squeeze in six or more rows on most days, so far it still looks kind of puny:
I’ve nearly completed 6 repeats of the 28-row pattern, but I figure I’ll need 20+ repeats to get a shawl of reasonable length. Hmm. Let’s not estimate how long that’ll take, shall we?
In other news, I’m excited to report I’m scheduled to teach at next year’s DFW Fiber Fest. From all I’ve heard, it ought to be a good time. (If I weren’t going to be busy teaching the whole time, I’d be tempted to take Darla Fanton’s Tunisian crochet classes. Aren’t the Tunisian Aran samples intriguing?)
Online registration opened today – but note that the materials lists for Bind-off Bonanza and Charts Made Simple are a little out of kilter. The folks at DFW Fiber Fest assure me they’ll update their website ASAP. In the meantime, you can view the correct materials lists here and here. While you’re at it, check out the expanded version of the Slick Set-in Sleeves homework, complete with schematics that help you make sense of what’s going on.
Let’s take bets: will I have the Haapsalu shawl done and ready to wear at the DFW Fiber Fest next March?
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