Sunday, April 08, 2007

Against my better judgment....

... and cautionary comments about rows of lace shawls that take more than an hour to knit, despite a whanging sinus headache and the Medication Roulette that is over-the-counter cold drugs, despite a laundry basket full of my father's papers, which are a mixture of mathematical calculations, bills he forgot to pay and his old snotrags (J. didn't know he liked to blow his nose on Viva brand paper towels and just threw those in when we cleaned his desk) ... I cast on for the Flower Basket Shawl.
I suspect if I'd asked first, you would all have said not to use the mohair-blend yarn.
But too late.
I'm up to row 19 or so ... and it's just plain captivating. I love the center stitch that looks like a little spine, a nice column of stacked vertebrae on either side, I love the way the pattern grows out like leaves ... I may have to stay up all night knitting this.
Because if I lie down, my sinuses will explode.

5 comments:

Scattered Gemini said...

Ohh! Exploding sinuses, not good!

You might be better off if the silly weather would decide to stay Spring.

Looking forward to some lacy photos. ;)

Angie said...

I personally didn't like the KSH, I tried to knit Birch with it, but, well, it just was either above my skill level or ....???? Good luck

LaurieM said...

I'm glad you're having fun. That's a great shawl pattern to start with.

Hope your sinuses feel better soon.

Treva said...

That was the first shawl I ever tried. It's a great knit and you can keep going and going as large as you want. I made this one 4 times. Once with worsted weight wool, once with a mohair blend, once with a smooth laceweight (I don't remember what it was) and once with a fuzzy hairy mystery yarn. They all had a different (and pretty good) look to them.

Knitting Rose said...

Gee - did you check out the Harlots blog today ... there are some very familiar folks on there...
just sayin'

too cool!