Although I’ve never finished a square or circular shawl, I’ve started a few of them. They’re very fiddly to begin wit, having only two stitches on each double-pointed needle. I found the easiest way for me to go about it is to use the Bellybutton Circular Start.
It’s not pretty. In fact it looks a little obscene. But it gets the job done.
I tried to get a better picture of my progress, but the stitches are dangerously close to falling off the needles.
I’m anxiously waiting on some 16″ circulars to arrive. I could have sworn I had a pair, but I can’t find them. I might try forging ahead with two or three circulars if the 16″ doesn’t soon. I’m just not a patient person.
One thing I tried and couldn’t get the hang of is Magic Loop. I think I just need more practice with that technique and I’d rather not risk messing up this project with something so new to me.
Look what came in the mail for me last week.
To fully appreciate the gorgeous 3-D effect of his talent you have to see it from the side.
Not only does this spindle look fabulous, it spins like a dream. It’s heavier then what I’m used to in a spindle, but I’m really looking forward to using it. For now, I’m content to just gaze upon it.
Happy Tuesday, people! Can you believe May is nearly here?