10 Shawls in 2010

Ok, I’m jumping on this bandwagon late, but I’m jumping on it. I suspect that ten shawls won’t be all that much more than I usually go for—and if I don’t make the goal I’ll have had fun anyway. (Sorry if that kind of statement is disappointing for all the Type A knitters out there.)

This year, I’ve already knit Justify, a cozy mobius wrap, out of Noro Kochoran (a sort of aran-weight version of silk garden) that is doing me all sorts of good as I try to recover from this whatever-the-hell-it-is-mucus-and-cough-of-doom thing. I worked the main body of mine in garter stitch to make the seaming less noticeable. Going through the various versions of this piece posted on Ravelry is fun. My personal favorite has the main section worked in reversible cables, a la Palindrome.

Chris and I have started working on Spanish Armada as a private KAL. We’re hoping to work together on some projects that can be learning tools for us both. This shawl is designed by Mmario, who is one of the great, unsung (or not sufficiently sung) geniuses of shawl design. He publishes all his patterns free of charge via a Yahoo group (http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MMarioKKnits/). We’ve both just made it past round 100, with another 50+ rounds to go.

Even Melissa has gotten the shawl bug, albeit a minor case. Last night as I looked through all the finished projects from the participants in this Ravelry group, she mentioned that, really, she might like a shawl herself, so long as it wasn’t too fussy. At the moment I’m thinking maybe Victorine.

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