Taiyo Shawl: Blocking Time!

I have finished knitting my Taiyo Shawl, and now it’s blocking time!  Time to get out the mats, pins, and wool wash.  I’m anxious to see how this piece’s lace section open up.

Unfortunately, I ran out of the Taiyo yarn about 2/3 of the way through.  I should know better by now, but the Frog Tree Brushed Suri yarn I bought along with it is the same weight, and worked well in completing the project.  It should feel nice and soft against my shoulders when I wear it.

Frog Tree Brushed Suri Yarn

Strangely, knitting this shawl has inspired me to pick up another shawl that I had been working on, my Faroese Elpsa Katrina shawl.  I knit one skein’s worth of the project, and sort of put it down.  Other things and projects came up, I guess.

Still, that other skein of Einband that I had bought for the project was staring me in the face for almost a year now, until I picked up the shawl back up, started knitting, and ordered more of the yarn I needed.  I can keep working on this.

So, that’s where I am with my projects, namely shawl stuff.  If you want to see the updates on Ravelry, you can see them here for the Taiyo and here for the Elspa Katrina.

Has another project inspired you to work on another different one?

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WIP: Taiyo Sock Sleeveheart Shawl

I love Noro yarns.  I love the funky colorways and the variations in the yarn itself. I know it’s pricey, but I get it about once a year as a treat for myself.

This year, it’s the Noro Taiyo Sock yarn (that is being discontinued by the way) that I bought at the Ball & Skein Shop in Lititz, PA, and is included in the stash flash post here.  I also got the free pattern, Taiyo Sleeveheart Variation by Julie Kubitsky, at the shop, too.  You can also get it on Ravelry.

I knit a lot of the shawl by watching the Olympics, especially over the past weekend, when the games were winding down with some big gold medals matches and races.  I got a lot knit over a few days, since I only started the project on Thursday, August 18.

I will post the final completed shawl after blocking and such.  I think it’s going to be lovely!

Also, if you’re interested, here are the details on Ravelry.

I’d love to hear about what you’re working on right now.  Let me know in the comments!