Thursday, May 16, 2019

Three on Thursday - Serendipity

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Serendipity!  It's Three on Thursday and I have three projects on the needles.  Yes, you read that correctly.  Only three!  The Kroy blanket is finished!  More about that later, when I can stand to look at it long enough to discuss it.  For now, the blanket is off the needles and tossed in the corner.

But today..... Today, I have three projects on the needles.

Knitting a beaded Estonian lace shawl with malabrigo lace weight yarn.
Madli's Shawl

1.  Madli's shawl.  I haven't touched this one in over a month.  Luckily, I was waaaay ahead of schedule when I tucked it away to focus on other things.

Knitting a semicircular shawl for a cervical cancer patient going through chemo
Prayer Shawl

2.  The prayer shawl.  I was all gung ho for this project at first and then.... I showed it to Sue without telling her who it was for and she wasn't the least bit impressed.  I thought she'd at least gush over the color but....  I'm not sure if she A) just didn't like the color and/or feel (although it's incredibly soft) or B) simply couldn't visualize it.  Whatever the case, I lost my enthusiasm and decided to focus on finishing the ^%#$^%* Kroy blanket.  

Now that the Kroy is done, I'm back to focusing on this shawl.  And if I'm being honest, I sort of hope Sue doesn't like it.  I wouldn't mind keeping it for myself.

As for the pattern, I'm making it up as I go.  I'd been trying to decide if I wanted to knit it in solid garter with a lacy edging, or if I wanted to knit occasional *yo, k2tog* rows into it.  Problem solved.  I accidentally left out an increase row, so to solve that issue, I made up for it by doing the yarn over row without knitting two together a few times to make up for the missed increases.  Serendipity!

Knitting a cowl with the softest fingering weight sock yarn.
Knit Picks Stroll

3.  A  cowl.  I don't think I've mentioned this one here before.  I haven't even listed it on Ravelry yet.  It's another 'make it up as I go' project.  I'm knitting it with Knit Picks Stroll Tweed in stripes of Wellies Heather, Barn Door Heather and Down Heather.   My plan is to knit the Wellies (black) and Barn Door (maroon) in stockinette and add some lace or texture of some kind for the Down Heather.  The Wellies and Barn Door are both dark and much more tweedy than the Down.  I don't think patterning would show up as well on them.

As much as I'm looking forward to wearing this cowl this winter, the project is on the back burner for now.  Winter is a looong way off. 


  1. That orange shawl is just gorgeous!!!!

  2. Lovely projects, all. I always have a hard time knitting winter projects during the summer. Even though it would be nice to have them finished by the time the summer ends ... Still. It doesn't feel right! XO

  3. I like that serendipitous win! And heck show the shawl to Sue one more time and if she doesn't oooh and aaaah it's all yours! :-)

  4. All three projects are lovely, each in their own way. Serendipity says you're knitting the prayer shawl for yourself!

  5. Beautiful projects! And serendipity is always a wonderful thing!!

  6. I love all three of your projects!! I want to cast on something new just from this post.

  7. The orange lace shawl is a work of art!