My pure shawl has been growing steadily as I knit it in between a couple of smaller projects. It has been lovely to work with alpaca for the first time (this yarn, O-Wool local, is 50% wool 50% alpaca) although is it possible for alpaca to hurt your hands? I feel like my right wrist and elbow have been bothering me lately while I’m knitting (minor tendonitis maybe?) which could be due to holding a baby often with that arm while going about my regular duties through the day. I’m not sure, but either way knitting on the shawl is a treat. It’s a gift for someone that the Lord put on my heart and I can’t wait to finish it and send it off. I’m making it larger than the pattern calls for so that it’ll be a really warm and cozy wrap, and I sort of wish I could keep it for myself, which is usually a sign of a good gift.
I’m still reading When Comes the Spring (affiliate link) and I have been dabbling in a few other books, but mainly reading this one while nursing the baby. I’m close to finishing it and will probably slowly work my way through the series as I read other books as well. It’s interesting and relaxing, and the northern territories is a nice place to retreat to at the end of the day when I’m needing something simple, happy and easy.
Linking up with Ginny of Small Things.
3 thoughts on “yarn along”
So sweet! I had a bit of tendinitis while nursing AND knitting a ton with our youngest so it seems very possible that is what’s going on!
I like large cozy shawls, how many stitches did you add?
I enjoyed that series.
I added four repeats of the pattern to the first two sections but actually may rip back one repeat on the second section, and see visually what I think I should add onto the last section. I’ll put details on my ravelry page once I finish it!