What’s On My Needles Now?
A dear friend sent me a bunch of yarn for my birthday. Sweet, right?! There’s enough for me to make 2 shawls…one for her and a matching one for myself! Yeah!
When the yarn arrived, we were in Hawaii–on the Big Island. Our much-needed-and-planned-for-months-in-advance-family-vacation just happened to have been scheduled for soon after my dad died. In fact, we left right after the funeral driving to the Twin Cities where we flew out early the next morning! Crazy stuff! I’m still so thankful that, despite our family’s loss and time of grieving, we were able to go. It was a blessing to be able to spend those next 2 weeks just as a family, enjoying another beautiful place on this lovely planet we call home without the added stresses of work and school.
Of course, being in Hawaii meant I had to wait until we got back home before I could get started knitting the shawls. But it didn’t take me long once we were home to do a little swatching to determine which needle size to use and then cast on for the first one! I’m working on my friend’s shawl first because her birthday is in just a couple weeks and I hope to have it done as her birthday gift! (We’ll see if I can find enough time to work on it and get it done in time!)
Bigger on the Inside
This shawl was designed with Doctor Who fans in mind. The lacy section is lovely and then there is the TARDIS lace motif as well! It’s classy, yet perfectly geek-ish, if you know what I mean!
I’m just under halfway through the lacy section. Isn’t it pretty?!
I think it will look wonderful once I’ve finished and can block the lace open more so you can really see the lacework.
Doctor Who Books
In keeping with the Doctor Who theme, I must share that I’ve been reading some Doctor Who books lately. (I’ve been having a bit of withdrawal waiting for the 50th special and the new season.) So I checked with my local library and found they had a few of the 50th anniversary books! Cool! I’m currently reading Plague of the Cybermen by Justin Richards. It’s pleasantly creepy. Just like watching an episode! Well, maybe not *quite* that good, but pretty close. I’ve checked out about 4 other Doctor Who books too. Not sure I’ll have time to read them all before they’re due back though.
Not having enough time seems to also be a theme in today’s post. Hmmm. One of those time-turners like what Hermione used in the Harry Potter series (I re-read books 1-3 while we were on vacation!) would sure be nice. More time for reading and knitting would be wonderful, wouldn’t you agree?
Want to knit your own TARDIS shawl?
Here’s my Bigger on the Inside shawl info on Ravelry. From there you can check out the pattern–it’s free on knitty.com!–as well as see what yarn and needle size I’m using. And if I post any helpful project notes, they’ll be right there too!
So what’s on YOUR needles this week?
Leave me a comment and tell me about your current knitting or crochet projects! If you’re a knit-blogger like myself, be sure to leave a link to your own WIP Wednesday or Yarn Along post and I’ll be sure to stop by and leave a comment for you too! I’ll be linking up this post with Ginny’s Yarn Along.