Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Bordering on

Work is progressing on the border of the curved shawl. I am probably about two thirds of the way around and I think it's looking ok now I have sorted out which threads of yarn to knit into to join on to the main body. The first few repeats of adding a border always seem to be a bit trial and error with spacing.

Hopefully I should be able to get this done and blocking at the weekend. I didn't have any recipient in mind when I started making it, I just liked the pattern, but a friend of mine has had a bit of a sad time lately, so I'm planning on giving it to her to hopefully cheer her up a tiny bit.

11 comments:

Queen of the froggers said...

Borders frighten me with the spacing. Your shawl looks beautiful, can't wait to see it in full.
PS: yes, my camera phone is the same as yours, great fun and better pictures than my camera takes!

Super Monkey said...

So it's for me then? I've been putting a brave face on things but you've clearly seen through my cheery veneer. If you could pop some chocolate and cash in with the shawl that'll be ace. Ta.

Kai said...

Ahh you're a doll! :)

The colour is stunning and I can't wait to see it blocked! :)

I still have to do a border on the shoulder leaf shawl thingy. I'm procrastinating. Scared.

clarabelle said...

Guess what I've been doing this week? Yes, knitting on a border too! It certainly takes some perseverance (groan, snore), but what a lovely present for your friend, you nice person, you.

I love the colour of your yarn - more details please.

Seahorse said...

Looking good!

Kay said...

It's looking lovely. The border's attached so neatly, too--I envy that skill. =D

Badger said...

Is it me? I've been sad. In between all the laughing and happy stuff obviously, but I was definitely sad when my pizza took ages to be delivered. You're so thoughtful. :)

gilraen said...

Wow!! I'm such a lacephobic...........yours looks fabulous Helen :) What a great friend you are too :D

modelwidow said...

How lovely, look forward to seeing the finished shawl - how could you bear to part with it, your friend can`t help but be cheered up to receive something like that.

Riggwelter said...

what a gorgeous colour, hope it really cheers your friend up.

kathryn said...

That scarf looks great, the border's going on just fine and I love the colour :)