Thanks to everyone who voted in the “which shawl to knit” blogpoll. The winner is . . .
There were a total of 93 votes, 47 for DFS and 46 for FBS. Jess and I freely admit that we were both routing for Diamond Fantasy. Me because I wanted to knit something more challenging than Flower Basket and also because Flower Basket is so similar to Leaf Lace, which I did last summer. Jess because she was hoping to get a diamond engagement ring over Christmas and didn’t – pout. So, she needs some diamonds in her life and this is our temporary solution. Until Roger gets his act together, that is.
On January 1st I cast on Sivia Harding’s Diamond Fantasy Shawl with the Cherry Tree Hill that I bought last September while visiting Norma in Vermont.
I’ve made it through Chart A and one repeat of Chart B. At the risk of getting dope slapped by the knitting goddess, I will say, so far, so good. The pattern is extremely well written, the charts are easy to follow, and when I’ve made a mistake I’ve been able to find it and fix it with minimal swearing.
Jess and I haven’t set this up as an official knit-a-long but if anyone wants to join us, we’d be happy to have you. Just let us know and, if there’s enough interest, we’ll do a button and a blog page and the whole she-bang.
New year, new project. This feels good.