Saturday, January 30, 2010

The Little Old Red Shawl

That's a song we sometimes sang at that one-room school I went to in Minnesota until I was 10 1/2. Today I finished knitting a little red shawl. It's a simple triangle, started at one top corner with two stitches. I mixed two yarns - a baby-weight scarlet acrylic and an 'interrupted eyelash' in reds. I had four balls of the eyelash, one of which I had used a small amount of in a random shawl. So I figured if I started with that ball, used it and a full ball to make my increases, I'd have plenty in the other two full balls to decrease back to two stitches. It worked out well. It feels flimsy, but I love it. Whoever receives it will be able to tie the ends easily to keep it on. It is about six feet across the top and 29 inches from top to point at center back, and weighs 9 ounces.


Anonymous said...

Hi, Adele,
I just sat down and read your most recent posts. I certainly have time--this is the 5th day I have not been able to go out of the house. Baltimore got 26" of snow Friday and Saturday, and we are in the process of getting 15"-20" more. Needless to say, I am not going anywhere. I thought I would try to catch up with you and Wanda.

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