Proxy


Today is WIP Wednesday and I promised to tell a little more about the yarn I showed yesterday.

A little while ago, GingerNutsUK made a post in the p/hop group on Ravelry — “We need your knitting!”

MSF were looking for knitted examples of the free p/hop patterns to use for displays around the UK this year. The first of the displays will be at Woolfest.

I stepped up to the line and offered to make up Asa Tricosa’s Dido Shawl. On reading the pattern I found that my stash was deficient – I had nothing like 700m of any one fingering weight yarn in a colour suitable for a lace shawl! The J&S 2ply is my solution to that shortage and I cast on this week for the Dido.

2ply Jumper Yarn (shade 124)

I am not finding much time to knit this week but I have managed to knit the first end border and it is ready to pick up  for the body stitches.

21 repeats of Quill Stitch border

It is actually quite difficult for me to knit on a project that I did not choose out of passion. I did not expect that.

This project is supposed to be ready for Woolfest and I am sure that I can do that… and, as it is going to Woolfest — where I would love to go but cannot — I am naming it Proxy. It can go Woolfesting instead of me. Lucky old shawl.

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