Wednesday, 25 July 2012

WIP Wednesday: Shawl Mania

Good morning/afternoon/evening everyone!

Welcome to today's edition of WIP Wednesday: How Paula became obsessed with shawls... Part I.
I realised that I haven't knitted anything other than a shawl for a very long very long time. So I am pledging to make a hat during Ravellenic Games 2012, I have so yummy yarn (about that tomorrow) and will be casting on come Friday. I will also be casting on ANOTHER shawl, but let's agree that the hat will cancel it out so the balance will remain unchanged! :-)

My current WIPs are: slowly progressing poor Holden, who's been put in the corner for the second time, because yet again I decided to start a new shawl (I think I may need therapy).

And then it's my new baby, it's a test and I'm nearly ready to start the border. It's knitted with 100% baby alpaca so deliciously soft, but it will need some good blocking!

Of course, I am aiming to have both finished by Friday so I can focus exclusively on Ravellenic Games projects... insane, me??

On another note, does anyone of you lovely bloggers know a good meme happening on Monday? I get a bit impatient waiting for Wednesday :-)


As always, check out Tami's Amis for more inspirations!

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  1. you must be a knitting machine - to have them finished so soon!

    And I thought making shawls = therapy? I wouldnt be too worried! Do you wear them? I seem to make more than I wear, but no matter!

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  2. Ohhhhh they are all looking gorgeous!

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  3. I think that there is something magical about shawls, can't describe it but I have been bitten by the bug as well and am very unhappy with everything else I have on my needles, but also determined to get them off before Friday.

    I love the Holden, it's such and amazing pattern. Can't wait to see them both finished.

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  4. I'm not quite sure what meme stands for, but does it mean linky pages. I've been linking on Mondays to Handmade Harbour - Handmade Monday. It isn't just knitting, but a mixture of crafts and is fairly UK, but is quite fun as everyone is very friendly and commenty. The other place I sometimes link on a Monday and Twig and Toadstool. The links are on my blog in the side bar. It is quite nice if you've worked on something over the weekend to put it on somewhere.

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  5. Oh my, I am in love with knitting shawls too. I have so many queued and ideas for colours bopping around. Yours are lovely!

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  6. these are beautiful! I'm nowhere near expert enough to do that design, but I think I should try to be at bit more brave with knitting!

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  7. They look gorgeous. I love the colors of the first one.

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  8. So pretty!!! I love them both. I know Knitted Bliss does Modification Monday, which I LOOVE to follow, but which would require lots of effort to maintain yourself. (She scours ravelry to find the posts and has to contact and ask permission of each project that fits the qualifications.)

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  9. I am still not convinced I like knitting or wearing shawls, but I can't seem to stop going there myself! I think it's the wool fumes...

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    1. Certainly must be wool fumes! Or some other uncurable disease :-)

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  10. Oh I'm under a time crunch too, trying to finish everything before Friday! Wish you luck and lots of knitting time :)

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  11. With shawls that gorgeous, I can totally understand why you keep needing to start new ones just to enjoy more beauty! ;) Love the colours on the Holden, and the lace pattern on the alpaca is just amazing, so delicate and leafy-lovely.

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  12. So pretty! I'll be participating in the Ravellenic Games, too - the hat should be fun!

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  13. Holden is gorgeous. I'm addicted to shawls too - right now I'm aiming for a bigger range of colours to choose from. I do manage to knit some other things as well though! :)

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  14. On my blog I do a Musical Monday and I share a song/video with a little chat about what's coming up in the week, etc, you are more than welcome to join in! I think that baby alpaca shawl is gorgeous, I look forward to seeing the border :)

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  15. Your shawls are beautiful, no wonder they are so distracting.

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  16. Paula, that first shawl is so beautiful! The color and pattern are just a perfect match together!!

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