21 January 2013

on the edge ~ guest blogger lori


like a good book that i don't want to end, i'm slowing down on the edge. but at the same time so excited to finish and soak and block (the magic!) and wear! i wanted to share something that's helpful to me when  knitting on a border. it's a bit difficult to manouver a shawl this size with the back and forth motion of chart e, so i've taken off the right needle and put a connector in it's place to keep the stitches safe. then putting the right (working) needle on a short cable and began working the edge this way. if you were using a fixed needle it would be the same to simply put a point protector on the right needle and use a dpn as the new working needle. since chart e is unmemorizable (this probably is not a word!) for me i think i will be here for awhile!

thank you melissa for hosting this kal, i'm enjoying so much, and welcome new kal'ers, leanne and tracey!

p.s. forgot to say i have used up four balls of loft at 275yds, 50g each with just a bit left, that tiny ball above. i switched from postcard to fossil for the edge and hope one skein will be enough.

12 comments:

  1. so excited to see the first finished shawl, Lori! I do the same thing that you do for the border ~ makes it much easier to work back & forth with a small cord or dp needle

    I'm glad you joined us, also ~ you brought a fun bunch of your friends along (including Andee's sister Leanne ~ she just sent me a note asking to join us so we'll see her soon!)

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    1. i'm really happy to see everyone here too!

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  2. beautiful!!! Great idea for the edging :) still admiring the colorful markers sprinkled through out!

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    1. thank you karen! bless those markers!

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  3. your shawl looks beautiful. thank you for the helpful tips and new vocabulary word.

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  4. The yarn you are working with looks divine! The moment you spread that shawl out to block, it is sure to take your breath away! I adore your tablecloth, it is super cute.

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    1. i am getting excited, i LOVE blocking. while knitting circular shawls i get the funniest looks and comments, people ask what it is a big bag? it looks a bit messy. lol. this is jared floods loft and it is beautiful, organic wooly yet soft. thank you re the tablecloth, i manage a vintage shop for work and found it there!

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  5. Gorgeous. I do wonder about the edging since mine will be blanket sized. The beauty of your work always moves me. Thanks, Lori!

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    1. thank you so much heather. are you using the lion's brand? 4 skeins was more than enough if you follow the pattern with no extra repeats. i'm looking forward to seeing your blanket shawl!

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