Friday, September 20, 2013

Fiber Arts Friday: Acadian Shawl, part 2

I'm still surprised by how quickly the Acadian Shawl is moving along.... Yes, I've been spending more time on it and there's the whole fatter-yarn-fatter-needles thing.... but mostly, I think the diamonds make the progress easier to see so it's a lot more fun to knit.  ;-)

I am challenged by lace.... even the tiny bit that's in this shawl.  I have had one ripping-out episode since my last post and there are a few mistakes that I decided to leave in place.  I think I know what I did wrong, but it's amazing how even the simplest lace can still trip me up.  ;-/

I am into the last ball and have just begun the return portion of the shawl.

In other news, we've seen a lot of Chinook Helicopters overhead this week rescuing people and transferring supplies and here's a video from a few days ago showing the areas closest to our location.

Personally, we are on the recovery side of the floods.  We are down to one area of standing water and most of the mud has moved beyond the suck-the-boot-right-of-your-foot stage.  :-)

Happy Fiber Arts Friday!


Natalie said...

I know what you mean about the lace. I have knit lace exactly one time. An edging for a pair of pillow cases as a gift for my mother in law. I allowed myself one year for the process...and it took 11 months to get it done. It looks wonderful on your shawl though...maybe I should give it another go...something a little less ambitious. Thanks for the inspiration once again.

Andria said...

Glad you are drying out! Love the shawl, I'm a huge bigger needles bigger yarn fan myself. Lace requires so much concentration, I respect the people that do it!

Voie de Vie said...

I like how your shawl is working up - and I can't see the mistakes. :) I'm with Andria - knit lace takes a little more concentration from me, but I do like it. Love crochet lace more. :)

Cathy said...

Your shawl is coming along nicely, it looks so cosy! Glad to know you're on the recovery side :-)

WonderWhyGal said...

Hooray for progress. You are coming right along with this shawl.