Okay, so I've been a bit quiet on the old Year of Projects front for the last couple of weeks, mostly due to reading interfering with my crafting time. But now I'm done with the new George R. R. Martin book, I've reclaimed my spare hours for yarn crafts.
That said, I have successfully once again distracted myself from the WIPs on my list, as I decided (somewhat foolishly) to design a huge intarsia blanket based on the Game of Thrones. So I haven't made as much progress on the WIPs as I'd have liked this week, as I've mostly been drawing out charts and swatching for the blanket. More on that when I've actually got things to share!
The project I have picked back up is my Jane Austen shawl. And I realise I've actually made a fair amount of progress on it since I last shared a picture, so here you go:
|For once, colours are quite accurately depicted. It is far more pink|
than I originally anticipated! But that's fine, I like pink.
I'm on row 18 out of 32 now, so over half way through the main body of the shawl. I'm not sure how I'm doing in terms of yarn use, as I haven't weighed my yarn cake in a while. I expect I will need to break out the second skein at some point, but I'll have lots of left overs. Maybe I can make some sort of hair fascinator thing to match? I will be wearing it to a wedding, after all...
Speaking of my yarn cake.. I'm sure this is a common problem with laceweight yarn. When I first wound it, it was beautifully solid and structured.
Now, it's falling apart!
I've already had issues with the other end sneaking through the middle and tangling up on the working end. At the moment (as you can see) I'm relying on my knees to hold it in place while I work, but this isn't ideal. Any ideas on how to stabilise my yarn cake while I work with it?
Hopefully by next week I will have an FO to share, as my Victorian Scarf is only a few repeats away from finished. The trouble is, we've got another LRP event fast approaching, so a lot of my time this week will be devoted to finishing off kit making and packing. Hmmm, I wonder how portable that scarf will be, now I have no book to read I could knit on the train again...