The Accidental Shawl Part 2

Mr. Aitch and I are finally back home from an extended vacation out west.  Along the way, we stopped to visit friends and family.  While stuck on the Interstate due to an accident, I began knitting a shawl based on the beginning of the Kindness shawl.

I didn’t want to deal with constantly looking at my work so I changed from stockinette stitch to plain garter stitch.  For non-knitters that means I knit every row.

Mr. Aitch drove the entire trip (his choice) which meant that I could knit when not navigating or knitting the row with the eyelets and the row after.

I knit about one third to one half while away and finished it once we got back home.  

Good thing as I was running out of yarn and I had to dive into my stash for some coordinating colors to knit the last several rows.

The shawl took a bath yesterday for blocking when I realized that I wasn’t extremely happy with it.

The eyelets are way out of line below the green line.

Plus I dropped a stitch.  Didn’t see that until I started stretching it out for blocking.  You can see the wonky eyelets better below…along with the dropped stitch.

I might tink it back to the eyelet row (which includes the dropped stitch) and begin adding the coordinating yarns earlier since I already know I won’t have enough.  They would blend in better.

But for now, it’s going to hibernate.

 

 

The accidental shawl

My progress on the shawl I began knitting while stuck in traffic due to an accident:

I’m adapting the Kindness Shawl pattern to make for an easier travel knit.  All garter stitch with the eyelets in the main body.  Not sure if I’ll go to a lacy pattern at the edge.

The kindness of friends

I finished the Kindness shawl for my BFF and she should have it in her possession by now.

Before blocking…

During blocking…

Only three yards of yarn left after an extra repeat of the Horseshoe lace…

Final views…

Details on my Ravelry page.

Nice pattern

Wrong yarn.

I love the leafy border on the Ka’ana shawl/wrap.  But the yarn is all wrong for this wrap.

The color is wrong…for me.  Not a fan of pastels.

The actual weight of the yarn is just too heavy.  It’s a dk weight but it’s cotton.  And cotton can be heavy.

I’ll let you know if I use it this summer on cool evenings.  If I don’t…

PS – I DID win at yarn chicken!!