I started the year with only a few projects in my queue knowing my January – February (and now my March – May) focus would be Fiadh, an Aran sweater designed by Marie Greene. I made steady progress on the body, sometimes even falling into the zen-like rhythm of swirling Celtic cables and the occasional well-placed bobble but somehow got stymied and landed on “sleeve island”, a place where I am not usually marooned. But, with Cubs baseball airing on Marquee TV, I am once again progressing steadily — 24 rows last night as the Cubs swept the Mets.
For weeks, Fiadh was my day-time knit. My evening projects necessitated a little less focus although offered enough variations to keep the design interesting but not so complicated so as to make reading subtitles impossible. The Spiced Ginger and Berry Patch shawls are also Marie’s designs and included in her book, Knit Shawls and Wraps in 1 Week. With blocking complete, my Year of Projects list has two additions.
4 thoughts on “Two shawls complete & a sweater on the needles: Year of Projects Update”
Those shawls look great. They look like they will be nice wardrobe staples
Both of those shawls look great and fun to knit. Good to see your post.
Love the shawls! I have never heard of sleeve island as an expression but I totally relate!
I usually do the arms when I’m half way between the underarm and waist and find I fly through the arms. If I leave them to last then they go so slow. Weird but true for me. Your finished shawls look lovely, especially the deep red one.