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Friday, February 15, 2008

A piece of Pie?

I mentioned a while ago that I have a baby shawl to knit for a friend's grandson & wife who are expecting a baby any day now? Well, I have started. The stipulations were that it should be white, washable and circular but otherwise I have a free hand. I have been wanting to do an EZ Pi shawl and seeing BT's confirmed for me that this is my choice.
I found a lovely solid one on Ravelry with godmother's lace edging. I added a few rounds of yarn overs to the centre and now it's just a matter of lots of ss. Nice tv knitting. At the mo it looks like this.
I tried really hard to find a nice wool white but they were so expensive and I began to worry about doing a lacey shawl that would need blocking and giving it to a non-knitter. After one wash they'd be dissapointed so I played safe if a little dissapointing to knit with and went for acrylic and a simple pattern which should look good with a gentle cool iron. It's Sirdar Snuggly 4 ply and it's machine whashable and tumble dryable and I'm using 3.5mm circs. Started it on dpns with Emily Ocker's circular cast on and now I'm up to 48 rounds before the next increases, I've done 20 and I'm doing it solid from here out to the border. Don't think I'll take this one for a ride on the Tanfield Railway this weekend though, white and soot spots might not go too well together! So the baby blanket for little miss fosterling will be coming to ride on the train. I received a very generous gift of the remaining squares of Flamingo and now I am on the random squares row.
I haven't heard from Kerrie but I see on her blog that she's not well today and I tracked the parcel and it says it's been delivered so hopefully she'll be well enough to photograph the project club cardigan next week. Get well soon Kerrie.

Another project I have planned uses this possum yarn I got from WW a while ago. The possum is hairy so I decided to swatch for needle size and these are my trial pieces.

Amazing how much difference 0.25mm makes isn't it? I think I prefer the more open one on the top and right, do you?



8 comments:

Twinkle Toes said...

yup! I agree... the more open one!

kathryn said...

Yes I go for the more open one too!

piewacket said...

Yes you're right the more open one.

Anonymous said...

Definitely! What beautiful colours too. Abi x

Queen of the froggers said...

Lovely colours in the possum yarn, I like either one.

Michaela said...

Top one for me too! What lovely wool too, great colours. You haven't e-mailed me with your address yet so I don't know where to send your prize to! My e-mail is on my blogger profile.

modelwidow said...

I think the top one as well. Looking forward to seeing the Pi shawl progress, they fascinate me, and I`m planning one as holiday knitting.

Working Mom Knits said...

All agree on top right it seems : )