The sun is shining and the trees are sprouting their leaves while the lilac flowers are smelling wonderful. I continued to work on the Dimholt Shawl while I was at the library this morning. It’s going to be a slow process since the yarn is much thinner than what I normally use and there is so much of it in the cake.
I’m still loving how slowly the gradient is in this yarn. It adds to the fun, but doesn’t do much for my impatience. The photo to the right doesn’t show the last row of back post double crochets because they are hidden underneath. You’ll be able to see them when I start the next set of repeats.
I first told you about the Dimholt Shawl several months ago. Unfortunately, I have only picked it up here and there since I was busy finishing other projects and trying to spin more skeins for my Etsy store. It’s not that I am bored of it. Nope, not that at all. It’s just that other things have gotten in the way. But that’s okay. It’s not a project I could have ever finished in a few hours. I referred to it as a long novel and it was never meant to be a quick read.
The good news is that I am almost through the olive and onto the light gray. The bad news (if you can consider this bad news) is that there still seems to be more in the cake than there is in the shawl. I’ve still got a long way to go, baby.
A Summer Project
With the cotton/acrylic blend this shawl is a great project for the upcoming summer months. Scheepjes Whirl has a smooth texture and is light in my fingers. It won’t stick like wool or plain acrylic. And once it is complete (if I can finish it before summer is over) it will make a lovely summer shawl for when the nights are cool.
I would work on it some more this afternoon but I have things that I need to do before I can play. Plus there are the piles of fiber that I need to spin. So it might be a little longer before I can pick up my hook to work on it. At the very least I should be able to do several rows at the weekly Knitting Social.
Do you have a project that is taking longer than you anticipated? Have you given up or are you soldiering on? Let me know in the comments below. Maybe we can encourage each other.
Have an excellent day!