New Year's with a New Project
This is what I was doing when 2005 ended and 2006 began. What is it, you ask? Its a knitted representation of the Rocky Mountains of course! Actually it is the yarn I spun from the Kitchen Sink Batt, "Rendezvous at Dusk." The pattern is Shetland Triangle from the Wrap Style book. Its the traditional Fir Cone pattern, which as you can see, looks pretty crazy unblocked. Its almost like I'm knitting a giant waffle. When I spun the singles for the yarn, I spun laceweight, but after plying and washing the finished yarn, it puffed up. I mean it really puffed up so I have 600+ yards of a sport weight yarn. The good news is that this is more yardage than the pattern calls for, and I'm using size 8 US needles (5.0 mm). This should mean that my shawl should be bigger than the original one in the pattern, and it seems to be knitting up really quickly! I'd love to block this baby by the end of the week.
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