I've been away for Thanksgiving, but I'm back now and working on the stoles again. I didn't take them with me, so I'm playing catch up with Chrysopolis and Secret of the Stole. I love how this one turned out, but it's huge! It's final size is 32 inches wide and 98 inches long. It's so pretty, but I'm not sure how much I'll wear it because of it's size. The yarn is a tough yarn. I was hanging this shawl everywhere outside for pictures and only snagged it once. That was easily fixed with a little stretching on that spot.
Yarn: Hengyuanxiang knitting wool (168 gms or 2.75 balls)
Needle: size 3 (3.25mm) Knitpicks Harmony
Blocked size: 32 inches wide by 98 inches long
Start: October 2, 2007
Finish: November 29, 2007
It was a challenge to get the whole stole into one picture. This is one of the better ones. I tried putting the white sheet underneath it, but the sheet was too short.
Up next, I hope to have the Secret of the Stole finished sometime next week. I have a few smaller projects that I want to work on too--vest for D, fingerless gloves for E, more socks for the kids, scarves for me, etc. The little projects are great for in between secret shawls. There are 4 (!!!!) starting early next year. I think that I'll sit tight for the first few clues to see if I like them. I doubt that I will want to knit all four.
I did finish the Montego Bay scarf and wore it on my trip. One skein of Sea Wool can go a long way. That scarf turned out to be very long, but I like it. I finished a pair of Knucks out of Knit Picks Swish for my sister. She likes them a lot and has already started using them. I started a pair of smaller Knucks for E, but the fingers are too snug. I need to rip those out and redo them.
I'll leave you with my artsy picture of Chrysoplis. :-D