Tuesday, 26 January 2010

In the middle of lots of knitting to do, I have had the urge to begin a project which has been sitting on the top of my stash for quite some time. Last summer Lynda arranged for me to get a kit from Strickwear http://strickwear.com/ . I have always admired Candace Eisner Strick's work. I am making the Adagio Shawl in the Cape Cod (blue to green) colourway.

It's a fairly simple pattern but the fun is watching the colours change. You begin with 3 small balls of the same blue colour, holding 3 strands of wool throughout, every so many ridges you change one of the strands to a paler blue.

I am going to work through all of these colours by the end. So far I am on the second colour of blue. I can't wait to get to the greens.

I have had a bout of the flu, am now recovering but during that time couldn't think too clearly so knitting someone else's pattern is wonderful. All of my own projects are exactly where they were before the weekend. I'll get back to them very soon. I'm sure they will forgive me for the delay.
-Deb

3 comments:

  1. Deb, I sure hope you don't have the same flu we both had over Christmas. It was a doozy. It's a good thing you hold threes strands of yarn together - otherwise with all that yarn, your shawl would be HUGE!

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  2. Man is not made for defeat. A mean can be destroyed but not defeated...................................................

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  3. Hi Brenda,
    Yes I'm going to have enough left over to make a second shawl. I thought I might make the second one go from green to blue. Either that or several, and I mean several, scarves are waiting in that wool.

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