Blue skies again!
The rainy season seems to be over and sometimes the blue up there really looks unbelievably blue. So intense and convincingly blue, you almost forget that it has ever been different.
I am blocking a new Swallowtail Shawl right now. Having been doing the cast off last night and honestly, I was very happy to be finishing this shawl. Not that I got tired of looking at that very, very blue colour, I still love it though it's pretty unusual for me, no, the yarn itself was quite a challenge for me and I am glad I made it through the whole pattern, nupps included. Especially them.
The lack of elasticity makes it a bit difficult to find the right tension for knitting. It must be loose enough to get your needle into the stitches but not too loose because you still want to recognize the pattern and not end up with a whole lot of just loops.
At first I used Addi Turbos but as the stitches kept slipping from my needles I switched to Clover bamboo needles. Then I had more difficulties inserting the needles into the stitches but at least there were stitches on the needles ;)
I love the way the unblocked lace looks and am only blocking it to let it relax and spread a bit.
So much for the moment. It was a busy week and whatever I wanted to get done took me longer than expected. But I think I am catching up now... just quickly get into the kitchen, doing the dishes until the family gets back from the pool...
Have a beautiful weekend!