Monday, 2 January 2012


Each year I think about making resolutions and mostly I manage to keep them. I think that's because I tend to make rather general and vague resolutions. And this year isn't going to be any different. I did think of adding a few more specific knitting resolutions but then I thought why?  Well, I have to have at least one knitting resolution. So my knitting resolution is to finish all those wips that have been hanging around for ages (one of them since 2009) within the first six months of 2012. I think that sounds doable.

Just before the year ended I managed to finish one more shawl. This one is number 19. The pattern is the Language of Roses shawl. And the yarn is KnitPicks Shadow in Hot rod. I used almost 2 full skeins. There was so little left of the second skein that it didn't register on my scale. This was not an easy shawl to block because its not a true triangular shape and the roses at the end were a bit fiddly. It took me two attempts to get the shape more or less right. I would have liked to have blocked the shawl harder but I just couldn't get the shape to work then.

This will be my last commission knit for a while so that I can focus on finishing those wips  and also participate in a couple of KALs.

Happy knitting in the New Year!


Annie said...

The shawl is beautiful! Isn't the colour difference amazing when the sun shines!?

Chrisknits said...

Beautiful! If I didn't already have 17 shawls queued up, I'd love it!

lunaticraft said...

Beautiful, as always! And the WIP resolution sounds like a great one. And one I should probably make as well... =/