Tuesday, February 14, 2006
Flower Basket Shawl - the specs
Pattern: Flower Basket Shawl, Evelyn Clark pattern, from Fall 2004 Interweave Knits
Yarn: STR Neptunite, 2 skeins and then some (a bit from another skein, from which I will eventually make socks)
Needles: Size 8 Bryspun Circulars, until they broke (see previous post), and then some susan bates aluminum size 9s because that is what I had
Mods: The pattern called for a stoppage after completing 8 flower baskets, which would have merely made a big scarf. I wanted a SHAWL, a substantial shawl, so I kept on keeping on until I had 15 repeats of the pattern, and THEN followed the finishing instructions. Result? A big, enveloping, loving shawl.
Who for? My mama. No one deserves a hand-made shawl more. She is a truly amazing woman, and I am going to see her in 2 days - gosh, I cannot wait. S. and I are visiting she and my dad in Montana.
I will attempt to show my Olympic knitting tomorrow. It is going well. Half of two feet done. Whoo-hoo.
Posted by shannon at 9:00 PM