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FO Friday: I Wear A Shawl Now, Shawls Are Cool

You know what? I’m going to let the pictures speak for themselves. šŸ™‚

On the blocking wires
Look at all those TARDISes lined up in a row.
I may need a shawl pin to wear it draped around my shoulders.
Of course, I can always wear it wrapped around my neck.

I had a great time making this shawl. The yarn is gorgeous and feels lovely while I worked with it and afterward in the finished product. I was pleasantly surprised by the Hiya Hiya needles, which I bought at the last minute because I didn’t have any size 3 Addis, and my local yarn store was out of stock of that size in the Addi circs, but had Hiya Hiya instead. So, while I’m not about to abandon my beloved Addis, I find I often need circulars in a size smaller than a 4. So I’m considering buying a set of the Hiya Hiya interchangeable circs in the smaller sizes.

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FirstĀ laceĀ adventure

I finished my first lace project yesterday.

Hey Govt Employee

Hey Teach

Pattern:  Hey, Teach! by Helen Rush.
Size:  L (43")
Yarn:  Bernat Handicrafter Cotton, 710 yards
Needles:  US8 for ribbing at bottom, neck, sleeves, and button bands; US9 for everything else.
Satisfaction with end product:  I'm a happy girl.  It fits well and looks nice.

It wasn't as difficult as I thought it might be.  Of course, using a worsted cotton instead of a laceweight anything else might have something to do with the easiness factor.  I'm encouraged, though, and no longer intimidated by lace projects, so expect to see more of them in the future.

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