It’s a little frustrating that I’m in the last month of this semester. My classes end this month and I have finals the first week of May.
This means two things:
1. I’ve been in a rut. My math class bores me because this is literally my FIFTH time doing REGULAR algebra even though I took a Pre-Calculus class during my senior year of high school. Plus, I’m having difficulty with chemistry because I just do not click with the professor. When a student has to correct her THREE times during ONE problem, I am bound to be confused. Plus, the woman frightens me but oh well.
2. Because I’ve tackled and completed socks, I’ve leapt one major knitting hurdle, therefore, I am in a knitting high (even though it was simple stockinette socks lol)! I am eager for the semester to end so that I may finally tackle another lovely hurdle.
Shawls! I have three that I am sitting on my hands and waiting for, but the one I will cast on immediately will be Girasole by Jared Flood.
Maybe I’m being ambitious, but I mean look at it! It’s GORGEOUS!
It actually comes in two sizes, blanket and shawl, but I will knitting the shawl size. I bought the pattern in the Fall of 08 and the yarn right after but I was finding a good time as to when to start so I could focus and remember details without things like school getting in the way.
I’m even more inspired to knit it now. I bought the pattern hours after it came out but now there 70 completed projects and, OH, the results are gorgeous.
The yarn I purchased came from Twice Sheared Sheep on Etsy. A lovely seller who specializes in recycling yarn that was “unfortunate enough to be born as a store bought sweater.”
Yarn is 43% Rayon, 39% Nylon, 10% Angora, 8% Cotton. 5 skeins of fingering weight yarn totalling about 1600 yds, which is well above the 1200 yds needed for the Girasole shawl. It is sickeningly soft, which is great!
I can’t wait, I can’t wait, I can’t wait!