Friday, May 7, 2010

While you weren't looking...

... I was knitting.

Okay, so that's not really a big surprise. A long while ago, I mentioned that I was working on a secret knitting project. I showed you only a glimpse of it, and said it was knit in our Slinky Cat yarn.

Well the project was a scarf for my Mom, meant to be her Mother's Day gift (It's blue to match her winter coat and the gloves I knit her two years ago). A few hours after casting off the Sea Silk, I decided I better get moving on the scarf, it was half done, but Mother's Day was only two weeks away. So I picked it up and realized.... I hate knitting scarves. They are long and boring and long.

So I frogged it.

And I cast on for a shawl - something she could wear as a scarf if she wanted, but still enjoy during the warmer months. So I cast on a pattern I knew I could knit up quick (and she would still enjoy).

I cast on for....
...yup you guessed it. Another Frozen Leaves shawl.Cast on was April 26 and worked as steady as I could, casting off on May 1. Good thing too because I have had almost zero knit time this week.This one is smaller than the Sea Silk version but slightly larger than the Top Cat version. I did five leaf motifs, and only shortened chart two by about six rows.

I took it up to Mom today because I'm not sure if I'll get the chance to see her this weekend. Dave and I are on a road trip tomorrow, and my studio needs one hell of a good clean which I'm hoping to do Sunday. Plus, I've been itching to show it off since I took it off the blocking board.

So, that's five shawls for 10 for 2010! I'm halfway there!

I hope every one has a great weekend - and don't forget to call your mother!

6 comments:

Dee said...

Your Mom is going to LOVE that shawl. So pretty and versatile.

Not ready for handspun said...

A shawl in less than a week?! Wow. And it's gorgeous - a lovely blue!

Samantha said...

It's beautiful. :) I love the colour. I am going to have to try that shawl pattern one of these days.

Frieda said...

Lucky mom , that is one gorgeous shawl ! And in only a week !

Monika said...

That's a lovely gift. I like the color very much. I'm sure your mom will love it!

Melanie said...

Very pretty! I'm sure she loved it. :)