Friday, January 17, 2014

On The Needles - Jan. 17, 2014

It's been a bit since I've posted anything about my knitting since I've been busy quilting and piecing lately. But I have made progress on my 3S Shawl and the end is near.  I'm up to 10 inches and I think I'm going to stop around 14" or 15" if my yarn lasts that long.  Then it will be decision time to decide what type of edging to do -- a picot  or a crocheted lace.  Those of you that have done this shawl, which did you do and why.  Any suggestions would be appreciated. What is the easiest for a beginner. I want this to be done ASAP! I'm ready to tackle socks, but have held off until I finish this.  I don't want lots of UFOs in my knitting bag like I have on my quilting shelves.

3S Shawl
I'm also using up my stash of cotton yarns for dish cloths/face cloths that I got hooked on last year. They go so much faster than shawls because the needles are larger and size is so much smaller plus they are easy.  I need to have a finish to keep me motivated whether it be knitting or quilting. 


A couple of finishes this week in the quilting category.  These were not my UFOs, but they do count as finishes on my To Do list. 



To see more knitting projects, check out Patchwork Times. 


10 comments:

  1. Isn't it exciting to get close to finishing up a long-term knit project? Your 3S is going to be so colorful and beautiful!!!

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  2. Hi Dar, I made the 3S shawl and finished it with the crochet edge. I chose this one because I can crochet faster than I can knit. I really like the results, too. Your 3S shawl is a beauty! Love the colors. Your Patchwork Garden quilt is lovely, too.

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  3. The 3S Shawl you are making is so colorful and pretty. I have never made one, but I agree that knitting shawls takes much longer than dishcloths. I like having a finish quicker myself. All of your quilting finishes are lovely!

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  4. I love your shawl! I don't know what kind of edging I would prefer but I always look to what would the easiest to take care of, like if you have to wash and block it again. Good luck with your socks. I love making socks!

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  5. Best wishes with your shawl finish.....and you know I am no help there! LOL But, it is really pretty colors! I am IN LOVE with the black and white geometric looking quilt you finished! So cool!

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  6. good job on all your projects Youtube has lots of great videos for making socks thats how I learned

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  7. Dar, I've made two 3S shawls (one is more scarf size) and I did the picot edge on both. This was my first experience with picot edge--and I'm sure I'll do many more. Easier and faster than I expected.

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  8. Congrats on the quilt finishes, both are beautiful! Your shawl is so bright and fun. Good luck getting it all finished.

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  9. Your shawl is coming along nicely, Dar, and it's really pretty. I'm not qualified to offer advice on a finish. Like seeing your dishcloths too. I need to make more for myself. Love them! And your UFO finishes are wonderful. The last one is my fav. Good for you to be getting so much done!

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  10. I really like the yarn you are using for your shawl.

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