Sandpiper Shawl Finished

The Sandpiper Shawl is finished. This will be one of my favorite shawls. I love grabbing a shawl on cool days or if we’re going to a restaurant (or anywhere) where cold air might be blowing on me. It’s hard to enjoy a meal when I’m shivering! A shawl can be wrapped around my shoulders or spread across my lap.

Sandpiper Shawl

Sandpiper Shawl

The shawl Laura made, she used one color for the body, a second color for the eyelet row and a third color for the border. I’m thinking I might make another one and use one color for the body and border, and a second color for the eyelet border.

Sandpiper Shawl

Sandpiper Shawl

There’s still time to sign up for the KAL in Laura’s Ravelry group and make yourself a Sandpiper, along with others doing the project.

Laura used Tosh Merino Light in hers and I’m thinking I can dig through my stash and come up with enough of that in colors I love so I can make a second one without having to buy yarn.

Yarn Report – March 20, 2015

I forgot about the yarn report yesterday! I know exactly what you were thinking . . you thought I ordered a bunch of yarn and was going to skip the yarn report . . didn’t you think that? Did not happen! No yarn was ordered! No yarn was received. I’m doing good. I was pretty busy and then there were a couple of days that I felt really bad — didn’t even feel like shopping for yarn so you know I was feeling rotten!

I didn’t finish anything but this week I am committed to finishing Pixelated Pullover and Sandpiper Shawl and that will be a great boost to my used numbers.

Used this week: 0 skeins
Used since 1/1/2015: 39 skeins
Added this week: 0 skeins
Added since 1/1/21015: 133 skeins
Net Used since 1/1/2015: 94 skeins  (red means I’ve added more than I’ve used).

Sandpiper Shawl Knit Along

Laura Aylor is hosting a Knit Along for her new Sandpiper Shawl. The info is in her forum on Ravelry and can be found here.

You saw my partially knitted Sandpiper Shawl this morning but here’s Laura’s (photo used with her permission). 

Laura Aylor's Sandpiper

Laura Aylor’s Sandpiper

The pattern calls for fingering weight yarn but since I was determined to use yarn I have here at home, I used a sport weight yarn so I’m using a bit more yarn than the pattern calls for (yay!) and I’m making the ruffle and eyelet strip the same color so mine will be 2 colors instead of 3.

I haven’t reached the border yet . . almost there . . but so far, it’s be a delight to knit. It’s easy to see if you’ve made a mistake because there is some aligning of stitch patterns. It’s something I can work on while watching TV and talking with Vince. It doesn’t require so much yarn that it’s outrageously expensive to make so it would make a nice gift for anyone wanting to get ahead with Christmas gifts.

Check it out and think about joining in the KAL if you’re interested. I would definitely not mind making another one of these.