This is like one of those 'what I did on my summer vacation' essays I had to do for school. Instead, this is the 'what I did while home recovering from surgery' essay. It wasn't a vacation, of course, but it would have been if I had been able to get my son to cook dinner and my cat to wash the dishes. Oh well. The good news is that I got some knitting done. Yay!
First I finished the Fountain Pen Shawl which I'm keeping for myself. I looooooooooove this shawl!
And I knit up a few pairs or children's socks for charity:
Then I finished shawl #7 which I can't show you just yet, but I can tell you that it's called La Cumparsita and it's already got a home to go to - all the way to Georgia! Marietta, I hope you like it! Here's a sample view:
Thank goodness for blocking wires. They're a pain in the butt to thread through the garment, but they save a lot of time I would otherwise spend pinning. If you don't have any, but want some, I got mine at Knit Picks.
Then I started on shawl #8 which is halfway done, but don't pay attention to it now, I plan to dye it. It's the Swallowtail Shawl, a lovely shawl it is, and easy to make:
I still need two shawl patterns to knit. I've been searching high and low for shawls I like that require 500 yards or less of yarn since I more than made my quota of "big" shawls. Any suggestions?
Off I go to knit something! Happy knitting!