A blog about my life, knitting, and other stuff.

January 28, 2006

I'm a Push Over, Just Push Me

In the last week I saw my friend Cass start and finish a Stahman shawl. In a week. Now granted she used a big yarn (some lovely fat merino something from Blue Moon Fiber Arts) and her shawl isn't terribly large. But she knit the whole thing in a week. It got me thinking that maybe I'd finally make myself a small Stahman shawl from the Peruvian Nights I got at knitting camp. And then I found a knitalong. You know I can't say no to a knitalong. So I may shift my Olympic Knitting plan from the Ribby Cardi to a shawl. The nice thing with the Stahman designs that I noticed from Cass's shawl is that with the shoulder shaping even a small shawl fits well and is very wearable. And it reminded me of how many of the ladies at the last Spin-In were wearing very small shawls that closed with a pin and stayed out of their way while they spun.

I also joined the Unloved Sock Yarn Swap and made a button for it.