Bane of my existance shawl… take four.

My current knitting work-in-progress is this Rose Garden Shawl:


Except I am knitting it up in this gorgeous watercolor-y Bamboo yarn from South West Trading Company:


I started this project in March of 2012 for my mom’s birthday in April. I was too stressed out to deal with it at that point (the husband was having heart surgery). Lace is no joke when you are ADD! After pulling it out twice and attempting to start once more, I finally set it aside to save my own sanity.

That is until recently…

After trying to figure out where I was in the pattern and failing, I finally ripped it out for what is hopefully the last time. I am already farther along on it than I had ever gotten before. I attribute this partly to the fact that I have grown a great deal as a knitter in the last year, and partly to my head being in a MUCH better headspace this year. Here’s hoping to have it done and blocked for Mother’s Day!

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3 thoughts on “Bane of my existance shawl… take four.

  1. I hope you made it through this pattern in time!! Did you use a lifeline? When knitting lace, it’s really helpful, but you probably already knew that. :=)

    • I did finish it, just have to block it! There will be before and after pictures soon, because that transformation is always a little magic to me.

      I actually have no idea what a lifeline is, but I am about to look it up!!! Sounds like it would have saved me some panic attacks. 😉

      My aunt taught me the very basics of knitting before cancer took her, and the rest I have been picking up as I go (Thanks YouTube!).

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