This is my last new cast-on after clearing off all my needles last weekend. The Ancient Arts T-shirt and Jeans yarn was still high on my list of “must knit” but I didn’t want it to be socks. Partly because white socks never seem like a good idea, and partly because I wanted it to become something more visible than socks. While going through my Ravelry queue, I found the pattern for the Sugar Sprinkles shawl, which I’ve been wanting to make for quite a while, and it checked off all my boxes: Long narrow shawl, variegated yarn, lace, right yarn weight and yardage. I bought it, downloaded it to my pattern app (I use Knit Companion) only to discover it was already in there! I think I must have downloaded it when she did a short free period, but I forgot about it. Oh well, the $4 is totally worth it.
This is a really fun knit! I love making eyelets, and the pattern switches back and forth often enough that I don’t get bored quickly. This was my progress on Monday night, and it’s been my evening knitting (when I’m not too tired to knit). This morning I took it outside again to get a progress photo.
It’s so fun! I think it’s going to be a great addition to my shawl wardrobe. But here’s the thing: it’s gotten long. Like really long. There are over 250 stitches on the needle, and when I tried to spread them out to show the size of the shawl, about 10 stitches jumped off one end! And you know yarnovers just love to spring free. ARGH. I managed to catch most of them, and I got it kind of fixed, but I’m pretty sure my stitch count is off now and I’ll have to do some fudging to get it back. Thankfully this is a forgiving pattern where being a stitch or two off doesn’t really hurt the look of it.
So now I have three projects on my needles, and that seems like a good number for me, at least for now. What’s a comfortable number of WIPs for you?
I’m trying really hard to always just have one knitting project on the go, but right now, I guess I technically have three, maybe four 😳
Ooh, I think one is too hard! I mean, you need your mindless knitting, your challenge knitting, your travel knitting…
Lol true, very true! I need to get some mindless knitting going!!
Oh I love how this has knit up! Dreamy colours!
“Comfortable” number of WIPs? Ummm…. yeah, about that…. 😉 (Okay, so I typically only have three or so that I’m working on at a given time. But I’ll allow myself to have as many WIPs as fit in my Knitting Basket at any given time.
I love how this shawl is knitting up! Looks great!
Haha! I guess if I’m being very honest, I have two more “secret” WIPs that have been hibernating for a while!!
LOL, “secret” WIPs can be fun!
This is beautiful 💞 I love these shades of blue and white
Thank you, I do too!