Saturday, September 29, 2007


My fellah is so sweet. I think he sees all this knitting stuff as just a bit eccentric, to say the least. Yet, to his credit, he bought me a book last Christmas, Speed Knitting by Kris Percival. It's full of easy and fast patterns.*

Thermal has been creeping along, so I turned to a project from Speed Knitting. It's busting some novelty yarn from the stash, using up some frogged mystery yarn from my very first (and quite ugly) scarf, and providing me with an excellent excuse to knit with bamboo yarn for the first time, and can I tell you how in love I am with bamboo?

This is the Sea Foam Shawl:

photo (c) Sheri Giblin

And here's what I've got so far:

I'm almost halfway there. And I'm kind of hmmmm about it. I want to believe! I want to have faith. And still.

Help me out with the poll at left, will you?

*Truth be told, the directions could be better; gauge is always stated as "about x stitches per inch," and the yarn used in the pictures isn't given until the very end.


Sally Comes Unraveled said...

Looks ok to me. I think the fuzzy stuff is tempered with the not so fuzzy.

Gena said...

I think it looks good! Don't you just love the mystery yarn you accumulate when you first start knitting? I have some crazy ribbon yarn that I have no idea what to do with.

Anonymous said...

I love bamboo. Those were the first needles I used so I think that's why I'm partial to them.

I really like the shawl. KnitPicks has a blanket pattern similar to this (with the smooth & fuzzy yarns together) & I think it's so pretty.

Julia said...

Is there a poll there? i don't see one...

Cobbalicious said...

No, the poll is closed. It was on the sidebar, not in the post.

But the project has not grown, and I have not frogged it, either, so you're still welcome to say what you think!