Friday, March 16, 2018

Comfort Knitting

I am now in the final two weeks of my treatment, and I can see the light at the end of the tunnel! In the meantime, though, I am still fatigued. After work, about all I can do is knit and listen to All Things Considered. I've finished my first Kindness Shawl in record time. Never before have I knit an entire shawl in less than two weeks.
Clearly, it needs to be blocked! I find shawls that are wide and shallow easiest to wear, so I'll be working on manipulating the shape when I block it. It is KnitCircus yarn, a merino and silk blend that feels wonderful around the neck.
Knitting this shawl was so relaxing that I started a second one as soon as I finished the first.
This shawl is in Ogle Coloration Yarn. She's a Wisconsin dyer, but you can also find her on Etsy. I'm enjoying the second time as much as the first!



16 comments:

  1. It's just beautiful! How wonderful that you found such an enjoyable pattern to work on just now! XO

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  2. OH I better go look up that kindness shawl. THANKS! Hang in there for the treatment finishes!

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  3. Beautiful! Hoping the end of treatment comes fast for you. I've been exhausted all week - I think due to the time change which normally doesn't bother me. Maybe it's just the endless grey and cold that has me feeling so sleepy.

    Hope your weekend is wonderful.

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  4. That shawl is just spectacular!!!!

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  5. Congratulations! The shawl looks fabulous. I saved the pattern and hope to get one started soon.

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  6. Off to get a comfort shawl of my own. Glad you see the end a'comin'!

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  7. Good luck with the completion of your treatments. I hope you feel stronger everyday. I love the finished shawl so much, just gorgeous!

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  8. beautiful shawl! I love how it is so colorful and includes different stitches. It is so pleasing to the eye. I hope that treatment continues to go well for you, well wishes x

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  9. Good news about the light at the end of the tunnel-may the light and good health continue for you.
    Your shawl is stunning!
    I have to say my eyes filled with hearts when I saw the Ogle coloration yarn!! Swoon.

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  10. Wow to the shawl! I think it is so neat you cast the second one right on the needles-great! Keep resting up; the end of all this is close!

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  11. Beautiful shawl and beautiful yarn - both of them. So glad the light is nearly here! Keep resting.

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  12. I hope you're planning to celebrate the end of your treatments! Hopefully your energy will return quickly. Could you share a link to your shawl pattern? It's really pretty. Happy knitting, and hang in there; the end is in sight! Sending hugs.

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  13. GAH! I love your shawl, makes me want to cast on another! I hope your treatment is a speedy last two weeks and then you get your strength and resilience back!

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  14. Beautiful! And, I am glad that you treatment is going well! Hope you are feeling better soon!

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  15. Just gorgeous! You're knitting like the wind. Speedy recovery -- I'm glad you can knit and listen to podcasts -- both make things so much more bearable. Have you tried the video podcast by The Gentle Knitter? I'm not much for video podcasts, but I love this one.

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