Every spare moment that I have not spent with my quilt I have been adding few rows to swallowtail shawl. It has grown quite a lot. I think I have added more than seventeen repeats to the original pattern for the first set of pattern rows and really I don’t know where to stop. I have not sat down and figured out yet just how this will affect the rest of the pattern repeats.
I have plenty (three cakes to begin with) of yarn and I would love to use as much as possible. I am almost done with the first cake. I have in mind a huge shawl to wrap into. Something lavish and luxurious. I have thought of sewing a dress to go with it but so far have not acted on it. (Most of the shawls I have knit have ended in the gilrs' wardrobes and they were them during the winter like scarves wrapped around their necks.)
Something has started to bother me a lot about this new grown shawl though. The edging on two sides is very pointy and thus beautiful but there is going to be a huge edge without anything but few garter stitches and I don’t quite know what to do about it. Somehow I think it would need something on the top edge too to make it into this lavish lacy shawl but I don’t know what it would need to be. I was thinking if I could figure out a way to do the same kind of edging all the way around. But that is also just a thought.
The weather here has been cold, cold like near the freezing temperatures during the nights and Cassie pointed out that with a climate like this, it would be foolish not to knit. It is easy to agree in the early (like 4 or 5) morning when you stick your feet out from under covers and are greeted by a cold floor. I resist on turning the heat up because it is summer and so I have turned to my stash of woollen socks almost every day. The reason why I get up so early is of course the new baby!
She is growing like a weed. Her muscles and teeth are getting stronger every day. Poor Tina, who has been very nice and very patient, has realized this too, when Kukka grabs a mouthful of Tina’s tail fur and just won’t let go.
The summer holidays have begun. I am off schedules and right now when the sun does not rise nor set, life seems like an endless summer day!
This is perfect.