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Thursday, September 10, 2009

Shawl and a Class promo

I did not manage to get much work done on the Roman Wedding Shawl while I was on call:

Cat shown for scale. And because he is so cute.

However, since finishing ICU call last Sunday morning, I have made much progress.
Roman wedding shawl sept 10
I really should link directly to the Morning Surf Scarf pattern I guess. Although you can't go wrong checking out Random Cyn's blog.
Roman wedding sept 10 close
As written, the "seafoam" sections are separated by stockinette - I eliminated a single row so that it alternates between stockinette and reverse stockinette. I have realized that the pattern is a) very forgiving and b) a bit of a pain to frog, so I am not worried about the errors - some less obvious than others. This "no-Frog" plan has accelerated the rate at which this is shawl is growing. It actually turns out that just one skein won't be enough - so this week I picked up a second skein. I imagine that I will have enough left over to do a proper fringe on it (once I get home that is - I still am holding out hope that I can get it done in time for the wedding)

Gratuitous cute cat shot.

And for the class promo:

The lovely ladies at Passionknit are holding an inaugural Beginner Crochet Class on the last Monday in September. The class project is a Noro Granny Square in your choice of yarn. Above is a Kureyon Sock Square. Below is a Kureyon Classic Square.

The class will be held in the afternoon, and one or two spots remain. Contact Passionknit if you are interested.

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Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Roman Wedding Shawl

I can't remember if I have mentioned that we are going on a trip in September this month

OK, who stole August? I swear that last week was the first week of August. I hate getting older.

Anyways, the reason for the trip is a wedding that is going to be held in Rome. Unless, dear blog reader, you work for Revenue Canada - in that case, the entire purpose of this trip is for me to attend the European Respiratory Meeting in Vienna.

One of The Gambler's good friends is getting married there. On the 11th (one of the cheapest days to fly), we travel first to Vienna, and then on the 16th we go to Rome for the wedding, which is a few days later. Since there is no way that I could finish my Ella Freezes Over prior to the wedding, I am attempting to knit a "quick" stole out of some Americo Cotton Flame that I got in exchange for an extra skein of Americo Cotton Alpaca yarn that I purchased so that I'd have enough yarn for the Mumble Cardigan.

Background info for non Greater Toronto Area readers - Americo is a shop in downtown Toronto with its own line of yarns. Cotton Flame is a thick/think cotton yarn that is wonderfully silky.

There is a popular (in the GTA) pattern called Roman Holiday which uses 3 skeins of Cotton Flame. Since I am at short least 1.5 skeins and a few months of knitting time to attempt that, I decided to try knitting a Morning Surf Scarf

Flame roman wedding
Here's the start - it's an easy enough pattern, although not completely mindless; I have had to rip the odd row back because I was off by a few stitches at the end of the row. I hope to get a fair amount of it done while waiting in the airport and on the plane. In addition to however much I am able to knit between now and the 11th, that is.