The opposite of giganto…

There is something supremely weird about alternating between knitting a Giganto-Blanket and knitting a lace shawl, but that’s what I’m doing right now. Or, rather, that’s what I did all summer and I’m still not done…

Shawl Progress

I’ve been knitting this “Upstairs” shawl since the beginning of July. I was hoping I’d be done by my friend’s wedding in September so I could wear it to the reception… I’m missing that mark by quite a bit.

I mean, don’t get me wrong, it’s GETTING there. I’m at 27″ inches and about 2/3 done with the skein.

Shawl Progress

It’ll block a lot larger, but I figure I’ll just keep knitting until the skein runs out. It’s just a strange contrast when you spend half your time knitting with 1.5″ PVC pipe and half your time fiddling with fingering weight yarn on size 4 needles.

So, what do I do? I get distracted by something in the middle. Namely, the Moko-Moko Cowl by Olga Buraya-Kefelian. I saw this pattern come through my RSS feed and I devolved into knitting mania. I had to know how that stitch pattern was achieved! I HAD TO KNOW IMMEDIATELY.

So, I bought the pattern immediately and cast on with some leftover Noro Iro I had in my stash:

Moko Moko Cowl

I had to modify the pattern a bit since the wool is bulkier than called for, but it’s so addictive, people! The twist pattern is really fun and so simple.

So now I’m knitting the cowl instead of my Upstairs shawl. Maybe when I said I’d get it done by September I meant September 2013…

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