No weaving here either this week! Dr's appointments, Grandkids, errands, and Barn chores are taking the bulk of my time. So the only crafty thing I am working on is something I can take with me, yup, knitting.
When I started knitting the shawl I had to look constantly at the instructions, I couldn't wrap my mind around what was going on! However, it didn't take too long before I realized what was happening, and since then, I have only needed to look at the pattern when a change is coming up.
The yarn, I got from an estate donation. Many times over the years, when we come to the Center on Tuesdays, someone has deposited a loved ones stash.
This yarn was in 10, 50g skeins and the tag on each one says .35 and it was bought at Hochschild, Kohn & Co. in Baltimore. The only other thing on the tag are 2 numbers 5 and 43, and that is it, no yardage, no suggestions for needle size, no care instructions, it doesn't even say 50g!
I therefore had to get creative on figuring out how much yarn I had and would need. This shawl is asymmetrical so that I need a lot more yarn on the increasing part, than I do on the decreasing part. I decided that I should go to Ravelry and look at all the different project pages for "Ley Lines" for pointers. There were a lot projects with good notes, on one of them I found that one person used less that 100g to finish her shawl. On another persons project notes I found a suggestion I will use during the bind off. Have I said I love Ravelry! Of course when you look at the project pages, there are photos of finished projects, and I have to say I didn't see a single project that I didn't like! In fact I saw a couple of colors used that I might have to use if I cast on another one!
Next week looks a little more promising for Studio time, I hope to get that Bread Cloth Warp rethreaded and maybe even get a couple woven. That would feel really good, and it would give me something to blog about!
Until next time, Happy Crafting, Tina