Shawls Shawls Shawls (and cardigan)

I haven’t been posting about my 13 in 13 project for two reasons. 1) I don’t think I’ve been knitting enough shawls to make it (can I switch to 13 hats in 2013? I’m probably halfway there), and 2) I don’t yet have any pictures of the progress I have made, and who wants to look at words about knitting? (Scroll for photos of someone else’s knitting.)

So my mom closed on her new house last week. She is back in Woodstock. This paragraph really needs some exclamation marks but I can’t seem to work them in naturally. Please just take my word for it–I am SUPER-PSYCHED. I’ll be visiting her in the fall. Like, the third weekend in October. Knitters, you know what I am saying, right?

(I am going to the New York Sheep and Wool festival, aka Rhinebeck.)

So obviously I need to get moving on my Rhinebeck Sweater. I decided on Woodstove Season and bought the pattern (plus the matching little girls’ pattern because duh) but I’ve been stalling because I am nervous about the fit. I don’t know what size to make and also I historically look rotten in raglan sleeves. Um. Should I forge ahead or just buy Bloody Mary?

And then I will need shawls. I am not certain I can even finish one sweater, so there’s no way I’ll make one for each day, but I can make shawls. I recently acquired this stunning skein of yarn which I believe you will agree NEEDS to be around my neck, and will go quite nicely with the sweater yarn.

aquae hide-n-seek-league

I’m basically decided on knitting a shawl by verybusymonkey and have possibly narrowed it down to these two:


coast starlight

The first is Paralucia and the second is Coast Starlight. They are both shaped like Damson, which is my most wearable shawl, but Coast Starlight’s edging is knitted on side-to-side.


8 thoughts on “Shawls Shawls Shawls (and cardigan)

  1. brenda

    March 12, 2013 at 1:14am

    They are both gorgeous. I slightly prefer Paralucia. Looks so complicated – in a good way!

  2. Nana

    March 12, 2013 at 7:24am

    Stick with Woodstove Season, you’ll look just fine. And I can borrow it! I like both the shawls, but voter for Paralucia, it’s pretty!

  3. Katie Lynn

    March 12, 2013 at 9:34am

    I agree that you should stick with Woodstove Season, the chevrons are such a nice bit of texture on a basic cardi. And I think it will be very flattering.

    As for shawls, I prefer the Paralucia. That one has been in my queue since I first saw it, I’m just looking for the perfect yarn.

  4. Annika

    March 15, 2013 at 10:14am

    UPDATE: I bought both patterns. I might have to flip a coin.

  5. Amanda

    March 15, 2013 at 1:58pm

    I think I would like the Coast Starlight better in yellow.

  6. Annika

    March 15, 2013 at 1:59pm

    Oh great, now it’s a tie. I was banking on having this vote to fall back on! QUICK, SOMEONE ELSE COMMENT.

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