Shawl Challenge

Despite my best intentions of going slow while getting back into knitting a shawl challenge has arisen!  My friend Laura is once again convinced that she will make herself a shawl.  I know this for the lie it is.  She will start one, rip it out, pick a new pattern, rip that one out, and continue on this track for … years.

How do I know this?  Let me name the reasons:

  1. She hates knitting with lace yarn
  2. She hates lace patterns
  3. She hates counting stitches (probably the reason for #2)
  4. No pattern is good enough for her yarn no matter what she says
  5. She’s making the shawl for herself and won’t feel any urgency
  6. She is always hot & would never wear the shawl anyway

So where is the challenge for me?  We need to get Laura to hand over the yarn and let me make her shawl.  I started a new Pinterest board with a few ideas. I’m almost certain this will just be my idea board after a few weeks regardless of Laura’s preferences but she’s welcome to contribute ideas.  Of course this Firmaments Lace Shawl is my favorite and it sure doesn’t look easy!

Silk Yarn

I’m up for the challenge, after all there is no time limit.  Let’s all visit Laura and comment to let her know I should get the yarn. It’s gorgeous and shouldn’t languish for any more years waiting for a project.  At least one person is on board already!


  1. HA you crack me up. And everything you say is true…maybe I should have a deadline. If I don’t have it started in a reasonable amount of time. Like say….a year? LOL


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