Saturday, August 18, 2007

My August project is finished!!

Finally, my first shawl ever is finished! For the first time I have knitted from a pattern with a diagram and it has taken a looong time! But thank's to this KAL I managed to pull myself together and complete it. It has actually been finished for a week or so, but I thought it looked a bit dull, and after I had been watching it for a while I frogged(is that the right word?) some rounds and casted off much more loosely. Then it got a "collar", and now I am much more satisfied with it. By the way: is it ok if I change my October post to mittens instead of socks?? I have ordered a pattern of some lovely mittens, and I have never knitted mittens before...
Now it is off to start the September project; learn how to do shadow knitting - I am SO looking forward to it!

9 comments:

Tina in Wonderland said...

Nice job on the shawl, and I like the colors!

You can always feel free to change around which project you do for the different months. I joined a fun mitten KAL last year when I did my first pair of them and I really like knitting them up. I made mittens for my parents and grandparents last Christmas, and whipped up four pairs this past July.

And yep, you used the word "frogged" correctly! I didn't know what in the world people were talking about the first few times I saw that word used about knitting until somebody filled me in. When you mess up knitting, you have to "rip it, rip it", like the sound a frog makes! LOL (Okay, I'm sorry that I'm so easily amused and have a warped sense of humor!!)

Hobbygåsa said...

Well I think my humor is just as warped.. I think that was an extreme funny explanation haha - rip it, rip it - yes I can hear the frog! And I think I am the only one in Norway that know why it is called frogged!

Samantha said...

Lovely shawl, especially the colors!

Stitch-ay Woman said...

Great job! You not only finished it, but went ahead and made it into what you wanted it to be even though it meant frogging a bit. Rock on.

Hobbygåsa said...

Thank you Stitch-ay Woman, now I feel even more proud and satisfied!

Knit and fall back in it said...

That is so pretty, isn't it fun to take a pattern and turn it into exactly what you want?

Claudia Assencao said...

The shawl is very beautiful!!! Great job!! =)
Kisses, Claudia

*Jaye* said...

Wow, that is really lovely! You continue to amaze me. The colours are truly beautiful.

Somewhere on my ever-growing list is to knit a shawl but I'm not exactly sure where it is on that list. LOL!

Wonderful job!

Hobbygåsa said...

Thank you everyone for all your nice comments!