Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Ugly Duckling

With Wheatsheaves done, I'm moving on with my sampler shawl. It's meant to be a "working" shawl, one to keep me warm while I'm sitting at my computer in my not-so-warm third-floor library.

The knitting is soothingly simple, with every other row purled across. The repeat is short--just twelve stitches--because the idea is that the whole thing is to be customizable in length (remember, it's a long rectangle). This should be finished soon. It'll look a lot better, and less like a puckered bit of nothing, when blocked. Lace is all about the transformation from ugly duckling to swan.