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Knitting: A Shawl

I never thought I’d be able to learn to knit. My mom crochets, but I never wanted to learn growing up. I should have in hindsight. When my best friend called me and asked if I wanted to join with a few friends for her mother-in-law to teach us to knit I said sure. Not that I really needed another hobby or another thing to do, but I did. I never imagined how relaxing knitting could be either. So once I learned I made a couple of dishcloths that I shared here and here.

I started knitting an easy shawl last spring sometime around April I think. It was either my sister or Squirt that asked if I was an old lady since I was knitting a shawl. They think they’re funny. I do get cold at church sometimes though so I thought this would be perfect.

I’ve worked on it off and on since then and finally finished it last week. Thought I would share it here. Here’s a link to the pattern. This site has a number of free patterns. You have to register and log-in, but that’s worth the free patterns.

I used the yarn it called for in the pattern which is Lion Brand Nature’s Choice Organic Cotton. I chose the Pistachio color. The pattern was very simple to follow although it took a while since it used 5 balls of the yarn. Now I’m starting a scarf. Hoping it won’t take near as long and that I’ll have it ready once December rolls around.