Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Work in progress Wednesday

I've been working on my Ishbel shawl for a couple of weeks, on and off. The yarn I'm using is beautiful, much finer than I'm used to! It's Babylonglegs semi-precious (silk/merino blend) in Jeanie-Jean.

It took a few evenings to do the stocking stitch centre, then I stopped for a while as I was scared of the pattern. I tend to stick to easy/plain knitting. But I've found this more straightforward than I expected.



I've been slowed up again by a rookie error - I didn't ball up the yarn before I started to knit. And the skein got horribly tangled. I spent 3 hours on Monday night trying to untangle, and got this far:

I couldn't face another night of it, so I snipped it! Oh well, lesson learnt.....

See more fabulous WIPW posts linked on Tami's Amis and Other Creations

5 comments:

  1. Wow, it's beautiful! The good thing about the rookie mistake, you'll never do it again I'm sure! We've all been there done that. I've been wanting to make a shawl, but am scared/nervous to. Is it really as easy as you make it sound?

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  2. That is a gorgeous color of blue! I can't wait to see the final product!

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  3. Your Ishbel is looking lovely. What a beautiful color! Untangling yarn is so tedious, but luckily my husband is a pro at it. It's the one time when I'm thankful for his stubbornness.

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  4. Too bad about the yarn tangle, we've all been there before! Your Ishbel will be quite beautiful in that color.

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  5. Oh, that yarn! It's so, so lovely, and it works perfectly with the pattern. Sorry about the snipping, though---I definitely have some skeins that are going to meet that fate when I start projects with them.

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