Luiza in 20/2

As I said in my previous post, I’m working on another Luiza, this time using 20/2 yarn, so I could answer questions coming from people knitting it in lace weight

WIP Luiza

The yarn I’m using is Jaeggerspun and it comes waxed, in a cone. It will bloom a bit after soaking.
This wasn’t as intensive a blocking as I’d normally do with a FO, but it gives me an idea of how many repeats I’ll need to do. On the pic above, I’m starting a new repeat (8 flowers).

Since the yarn comes in a cone, I don’t have to worry about running out of yarn, and I’ll keep on knitting until I have a good sized shawl (I’m hoping for somewhere around a 5 foot wingspan).

I don’t know how much yarn I used so far, because I forgot to weight the yarn and needles before I began 😛

People who know me, know I get bored easily and seldom knit the same design twice. This will be my third time with this one and I’m thinking about creating a different edging for it, so I don’t poke my eyes out. If it works, I’ll make it available as an addendum to the pattern.

Agressive Ideas

I’ve been having an awful time falling asleep for the last two nights. I get to bed and keep on flipping around, with images of shawls and stitch patterns floating around my head.

This morning it dawned on me. Those images are ghosts of ideas knocking on my skull, demanding to get out.
They might turn out to be wrong, not work out or be ugly, but they need to be knit…or I’ll go crazy(ier).

There are a few things I need to do/finish before I can sit down and work on them. I have a few UFOs that have been sitting in their bags for so long, I’m beginning to wonder if they’ll run away. I also need to knit another Luiza. You see, Fleegle is selling kits for this shawl – you can find them here.
Both times I knit it, it was done with sock yarn and her kit has a 20/2 yarn. With the kit you have the option to make a very big shawl (she is generous like that) using a single strand of yarn or you can use two strands and get more of a gradation of color (knit with one color,then with the two colors and end with two strands of the second color).

As luck has it, I happen to have a similar yarn in one of my many yarn bins and will knit Luiza again so I can post the specs for that weight.

Got to go weight some yarn to put in my shop.

Challenges

So, I joined the fun over on Ravelry and joined the Ravelympics and 10 shawls in 2010. Here is what I’ve done so far.
A second Gail – because I needed to review the pattern. The challenges here were to use a yarn that was stashed for a long time (more than 2 years for this one) and finish it in less than 48 hours (life got in the way…sigh).
This one was entered in both Ravelympics and 10 shawls in 2010.

The second one is a baby jacket, done, again, with “what was I thinking” yarn which I tried to make into something before with no success:

It used less than one skein of yarn and was done in less than 24 hours.

This jacket, along with a few other items I knit just because and have no use for will be donated later on.

If you look to your left

Fiber arts with a twist

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