Wednesday, 13 March 2013

WIP Wednesday 135: Octo-Tumnus

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Just popping in quickly to show you my progress on the Mrs.Tumnus Shawl KAL, created by my friend Mimi.

Do you see how I make that sound like I have a busy busy busy real life ? 

I don't - today involves blogging, walking the dog and a snooze before getting Destructo Boy from gym club after school. But just for a moment, I had you fooled - admit it, you thought I was normal and just cramming wads of activities into my crowded schedule and simply making everything sound very organized and smooth, as opposed to dwelling in lethargy.

Oh well. That would take way more energy and enthusiasm than I have.

Back to Mrs.Tumnus: I am well along into the short row stockinette section, and I love how clever this way of shaping a crescent shawl is. I've used 4.5mm needles throughout, even though it is 4ply/fingering weight yarn, which gives a fairly loose knit, but I think blocking will allow the lace section to really blossom.

Unfortunately, in the meanwhile it looks like some kind of sick octopus.

I doubt you will find any sick seafood over at Tami's Amis .....


  1. The yarn is lovely. Can't wait to see the finished piece.

  2. Love your shawl and the gorgeous yarn.

  3. ooh i love that shawl, the yarn you've chosen is stunning!! have a knitty wednesday xx

  4. Blocking will definitely be the thing! I had a look through the Rav link and the pattern is gorgeous.
    Why try to sound busy? Is there some virtue in it? I like the sound of your day better than mine ... except I plan on some hot yoga this evening which is always a good thing!

  5. My daughters are 4 months and 3 years old. I envy your lethargy!! Can I have just a little bit please?
    Lace generally looks ugly until blocked. Am I sure your shawl will be beautiful!

  6. You always choose such beautiful colors.

  7. I would love to have a bit of that lethargy as well. I always felt/feel like I need to make myself sound super busy too,but I hate being busy. Anyways I think your yarn is beautiful and lace always looks kinda weird before blocking so I bet it will be stunning once it's blocked.


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