Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear….

Not posting has a way of feeding on itself.  The more I don’t do it, the bigger a task it seems to be.  So here I am. I last posted over two months ago and now I see this huge monster; this Herculean task.  I start to think of the pictures I have to upload, the items I have finished, the items that are languishing on my needles or the loom, what I’ve been up to and what I’ve been thinking. My head then goes into a tailspin and another day goes by without a post.

I (as you can see) decided that enough was enough.

So to start the catching-up:
Remember the blue dyeing job I did?  Of course not, it was months ago.  Well, here’s a link to refresh your memory (and mine too).  I used that yarn to knit the Summer Solstice Mystery Shawl.  Here is a picture of my finished product (click on it to see it bigger):

Summer Solstice Mystery Shawl

It looks so nice and innocent there on the hanger. But it’s smallish.  I got gauge in stockinette, I really did.  But my shawl came out smaller than the designer’s measurements (or it would have, but I added extra rows).  I also used a lot less yarn than she did.  So, I have come to the conclusion that I knit lace on the tight side.    This is not the first time this has happened, but I have been pretty steadfast (or is it stubborn) and always use the size needles indicated in the directions.  Those days might be over!   I am making another (different) shawl right now and I’m using needles one size larger than recommended.  Let’s see what happens when I am finished with that shawl.

I will update over the next week or so (it’s just too overwhelming to try to catch everything up in one post).  But, hey, it feels good to be back!


About me

Fiber artist - knit, weave, and quilt. I am also getting back into garment sewing. I have started to dye my own yarn and I'm learning to spin.
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2 Responses to Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear….

  1. Danielle says:

    Glad you’re back! And you said EXACTLY what I’ve been thinking about posting in my own blog!!! It’s been forever and the longer I go, the more I have to catch up on, the more daunting a task it seems to be. Sigh…maybe this weekend. I love your tiny shawl. 🙂

  2. I like and can appreciate hand knitted garments,but I’m glad that you are the one that is doing it! If I did,it would most likely turn out all knots!

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