The Oyster Bay Shawl by Lori Law of Oceanwind Knits.
Yarn: Dream in Color Baby #210 Beach Fog - nearly every inch of one skein
Needles: Addi Lace #5's
Started: 7/21/2008 and then set aside until 8/12/2008
Unblocked: 55"x 28"
Blocked: 78"x 38"
Modifications: None despite my urges to over do this one, it is knit as written.
What can I say, it is the perfect yarn/pattern combo:
Everything about it says waves and water. And again, I must wax poetic about this yarn. It blocks amazingly well for a superwash, it remains soft as a baby and still holds crisp stitch definition and points:
And, I finished it earlier than planned with my looming vacation/aunt visiting deadline. This gives me a little wiggle room on the shawl for my Aunt S:
Agatha by ThatLoganChick Designs. The yarn is Araucania Ranco in #108 Teal. I've completed the setup chart and two full repeats of the body chart so far (70 rows). The shawl is about 12" deep in the center and has grown quite wide due to each right side row growing by six stitches rather than the usual four. The finished shawl will have a nice curved shape.
I'm enjoying knitting this shawl since it's construction is different from what I've grown used to. And I love this yarn used for this pattern. If I can keep up a decent pace, I should have no trouble finishing it by the end of the week. Remind me I said that when I'm complaining about long purl back rows.
In other news, my boys left for a week of Scout camp this afternoon. The Mr. will join them mid week after he finishes "recharging his batteries". And no, I don't exactly know what he means by that. What I do know is that he is a rock and that I'm looking forward to the next few days of hanging out in a nearly quiet, nearly clean house with him. But the missing the boys stuff, there are no words.