So a few weeks ago I got bit by the lace bug. I just wanted to knit hardcore lace and nothing else. So I combed the stash and found a lone skein of Malabrigo Silkpaca lace (70/30 alpaca/silk). I then checked the queue and the favorites list on Ravelry and surfaced with the Rock Island Shawl by Jared Flood. I ended up at the local LYS purchasing a 2nd skein so I have enough for a good sized shawl.
This shawl has been in the faves since it was published. It’s what I would consider a “bucket list project” for me. It’s not an easy project. You start off with knitting the bottom edge and then pick up to knit the body of the shawl.
I have 37 repeats of the edging left. There are 72 in total! Just about halfway! This definitely requires a certain mindset and isn’t something that is knit on much around people or in social situations.
It may be a long term knitting project, but I am loving the yarn and the lacework is very zen like. I really can’t wait to get to the body of this shawl though.
Until next time…