Yup that’s right finished the Jaakukka shawl, not without some trauma. I had the entire thing cast off and when I went to block….way way too tight. So 3 hours of tinking back, stitch by stitch until I had all of the live stitches picked up. Thanks to some tech help from the knitter gals in the Lace Knitters group on Rav and some live and personal help from my lace Yoda Jae, I was able to finish it and it blocked beautifully. Did I put a lifeline in? You know me….I like to live dangerously. So without further ado…Shawl Pr0n!!
What to work on next? I have no clue, maybe I should finish up the 5 or so UFO’s that I have lurking in my knitting basket. Though I never feel quite right unless I have something lacy on the needles.
As for anything new…not much. I have had a busy weekend and I have a busy day ahead of me tomorrow wrapping up all of the X-mas crap. Mr. Larj would like to skip having a tree but I really love having a real tree up. Besides all of the decorations and stuff to set up I have some things to buy for friends. I didn’t make anything for anyone this year. I really hate knitting or crafting with a deadline, I just don’t do well. Still working on some spinning, I’ve started going to the Saturday AM spinning circle at Ewenique Knits in Royal Oak. It’s a lot of fun and the girls are really great. It’s sort of an informal instruct rather than a class. I even was able to help out with a few tips and tricks. Yay!!
I’m sure that I won’t be posting anything before the holidays so everyone enjoy and have a safe and happy new year!! Cyber hugs to all!!