Seraphim Knit Along

Will hold your hand virtually while working on the Seraphim Shawl by designer Miriam L. Felton

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Changing Course

Hi everyone. My work on the Seraphim Shawl has stalled, for a few reasons. For one thing, I don't think my yarn is right for this project. I don't really like knitting with a double strand of laceweight--there are too many times where I catch only one strand, don't see it until later, and have to stop and fix it. I love the yarn, though ( and have been wanting to frog this shawl and use the yarn for a lace scarf/stole that's taking shape in my mind.

I also have a hard time getting motivated to do all the stockinette stitch in this shawl. I think it might be more pleasant if I use a single strand of fingering weight yarn. I got some Knit Picks dye-your-own merino in a swap recently. I'm thinking I'll dye that and use it for Seraphim. But that probably won't happen for a few months, as I would rather put my knitting energies into other things this fall.

So, I'm bowing out, temporarily, but plan to return to Seraphim later on. It's been great seeing all the beautiful completed Seraphims and I hope to be posting my own sometime!

Sunday, September 03, 2006

Blogger's acting up once again...


I've been trying to make a couple of changes to the links (Mim's got now an online shop where her patterns are available), but blogger doesn't want me to make those changes. I'm signed in alright, but as soon as I want to save the changes I made to the template it tells me I'm not allowed to do so :)

Ah well, the new link is hiding behind the word shop above. I'll try again as soon as blogger's done with it's pms-ing.

Friday, September 01, 2006

Stick a fork in me...

I'm done!

I finished blocking my shawl last night, and I am so, so pleased with how it turned out. I knit mine in Knit Picks Gloss (70% merino wool, 30% silk); I used less than four 220 yd. hanks. The shawl was started August 13 and finished August 30, and it was knit on US 5 Addi Turbo circs. All the details can be found on my blog, if you're interested.