Tulip Wedge Shawl sort of finished

Tulip Wedge Shawl

I’ve been working on this for a few months. It’s the Tulip Wedge Shawl, designed by JC Briar, from INKnitters Winter 2004. (I don’t see tulips there, but it’s beautiful anyways.) I finished the knitting last night. Hooray! 10 rows of seed stitch on about 50,000 stitches at the bottom drove me a little nuts…

Of course, my photo colors are all messed up. The yarn is actually black. I used JaggerSpun Zephyr, which is 50/50 Tussah silk/Merino wool. It’s very soft and reasonably priced. You can see in the top left corner of this photo that I got the first repeat backwards on that side, oops! The shawl will blend in with my black stuff so it shouldn’t be noticed. Right now it’s all balled up in a bag, and when it’s blocked it will be less mushy and more shiny…

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Six Sox KAL Progress

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Progress on the current Six Sox Knitalong pattern, which is called Color Blox by Sheron Goldin. I’m just using one skein of Reynold’s Swizzle and not going wild with leftovers. One sock is coming from the inside of the skein, and the other from the outside, so the stripes go in opposite directions! Kind of subversive in a very quiet way…

The techniques for the toes and heels were new to me, so they took a little longer than usual. But I’m zipping right along on the legs. Done on one long circular needle, 2 socks at the same time. And the actual color of the yarn is a dark grayish blue, not this primary-looking blue!