Wednesday, February 14, 2007

A Shawl For a Friend

I'm having a really hard time figuring out what to do with this shawl/scarf dilemma. I want to make my friend a shawl or a scarf but nothing seems to be working out. I like the stitch in the one above and even though it's crocheted I don't mind. It's a nice change from knitting that I don't often do. But I don't think I have enough yarn to finish it. It might just end up being a lap robe. This one is straight knitting and also goes super fast but I like it better in a textured yarn. It's the same pattern as the one for Baby Bug. Hers turned out very well because the yarn was textured. This yarn is too smooth.
This is a shawl weight yarn and goes pretty slow but I don't like how it's working. Maybe when I block it, it will turn out better. Even still, it's taking a long time.
This is the beginning of a circular shawl using EZ's recipe for a pi shawl. Nope. Don't like how it's turning out.
Tomorrow I'll show what I did with the last bit of yarn. It's probably what I'll end up using. Now, what to do with all the other "beginnings". Maybe I'll have a frog party.


The Chatty Housewife said...

Wow, that shawl in the pi link is beautiful. More of a huge doily than a shawl though right? I always think of a shawl as something that sits on the shoulders, so it's triangle or at least rectangle, not round.

Gramma said...

Why don't you try that pattern that starts out knitting plain, then next row k2 tog 7 times, then k1,yo 7 times repeating across. It makes a very nice lacy item. You've probably seen it in baby afghans.

Anonymous said...

CH - No, they call it a pi shawl. You could probably fold it in half and make it a half circle (duh) and it would sit well on your shoulders.
Gramma - Sounds pretty. Maybe with the lace weight?