Sunday, August 12, 2012

Fire and earth affection

I love me a bandwagon so for my Olympic knitting I jumped on the 'Color Affection' shawl one. The pattern by Veera Valimaki is great and easy to follow. I rummaged the stash for fingering weight yarn, got me a 4mm circ and on Friday 3rd August I cast on, nine days later it is washed and blocking. I was concerned with the edges and read all sorts of stuff online and decided to go 50/50 with the yarn overs (just using them on the last two sections). It is big, soft and curvy and I love it. And considering it is all garter stitch it never became a boring knit and was the perfect companion to my all my velodrome/swimming/diving and giddy-up watching.

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