Elm Street Quilts has been running the One Monthly Goal Challenge for a long time. This month I decided to take part and set my goal to finish the Drachenfels Shawl. My first post on this can be found here. Well…
It is DONE!!! Modeled by our 19yo daughter.
As you can see, we had a lot of fun taking pictures of this! The 25yo wants to walk off with this, but I’m holding out for a little bit.
I started this shawl to help a friend who was having challenges with the pattern. I wound up really enjoying the simplicity of the pattern and have gone on to knit it.
I am running out of steam. This is a TON of garter stitch even with the color changes. I have decided to use this project as my One Monthly Goal for February over at Elm Street Quilts.
This is where I am now:
I am part of the way done with the I-cord bind off. My goal is to finish the I-cord bind off, weave in all the ends and possibly do a crochet edging. I will decide about the crochet edging after I see how the shawl looks.
SIP hasn’t been all bad for me. I’ve been getting together via zoom with friends and since they can’t really see what I’m doing, I’ve been knitting. Usually there are two non-knitting groups I meet up with during the week for coffee. I don’t bring my knitting because none of them knits and it just feels a little strange. Now I’m knitting during these “coffees” and it’s great! Once we can go back to normal, I will most likely bring my knitting again.
Drachenfels by Melanie Berg
This is a super fun and easy knit. I like the black and white color as well as the pop of blue now that I’m in the color stripes section.
I could be done soon if I were a monogamous crafter, but alas, I am not. I bounce around between this project, a pair of socks, a cross stitch project, some hand quilting and of course gardening. Today will bring a bike ride and hike with the family. What will you be doing today?