Wednesday, June 26, 2013

A Blessed Project

My favorite work-in-progress is my Celestarium. There are many reasons, not least of which is the fact that it is going so smoothly! There are a ton of charts and since they are star charts, they aren't exactly predictable,  but they require far less attention than you might expect. I scan each row before I knit it to see if it's a yarn-over row, a bead row (or both) or just a plain knit row. I only have to count if it's a row containing a yarn-over.

The beads are really great. I think I'll save their secret until I reveal the FO, but if you can't wait, I'm sure I put it in my notes on the Ravelry page. :) I can't believe how pretty they look in the yarn. Very starry! The more I knit on the shawl, the more I realize I have no idea how I'd wear it as a shawl. I think it will become a blanket instead. It's nice and warm, though it only barely covers my lap right now.

I have a long way to go. What would you (or do you) do with a large circular shawl? What would you wear it with? My last one lives on the back of my desk chair, wondering what it will do for the rest of it's life. I wonder the same thing.... :)

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  1. Most fold them over and wear them like that. Wear it out, don't keep it at home to shine in the dark!!!

  2. I agree that you should wear this shawl. It looks so beautiful why hide it away?

  3. If the secret is what I think it is I'm going to be even more excited to see it finished, I'm not going to ruin the surprise for myself though. With shawls, I don't really knit them with any intention of wearing them, I'm making them for the process. Looking fantastic!

  4. Ooh, that's very pretty! I've never tried knitting with beads -- I'm a little afraid I'll leave a trail of beads all over the house. ; )


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