Thursday, July 06, 2006

STILL ON THE NEEDLES

The Candle Flame Shawl is progressing nicely. It has now reached 56 inches. I'm not going to post a picture because it looks just like the last picture, only longer.

I'm enjoying it now. I've hit my stride, and am able to relax a little more. Not to say I could knit the lace at the circus, but I am now able to knit it with the radio on in the background. And last night I watched two episodes of Without a Trace while making fine progress. (Though I did have to set the knitting down when Samantha was being held hostage by the murderous drug kingpins.)

The pattern puts the desired length at 70", but I am definitely going to have lots of yarn left over, so I was thinking of taking it to 80". Does anyone have any opinions on that?

4 comments:

Sarah said...

Personally, for a stole like that, I like longer to wrap it around me.

Of course, it depends on how big the recipient is...I am 5'10" so what is big to me may be enormous for someone 5'5".

I'd knit until you are almost out of yarn. Just my $0.02.

Pearls Mother said...

I keep knitting until I finish off the yarn, I also love an extra long wrap/shawl/scarf.

Ted said...

The only thing is to make sure you will actually have enough yarn to finish the top border. (At least I assume there is a border of some kind that kinda matches what I'm assuming is the border at the bottom.) It would be a shame if you had to rip a repeat of lace so you had enough yarn to finish that top border.

Now: isn't lace easy? Aren't you glad I kicked your ass to get you moving on it?

What will your next lace project be?

Laurie (Moo!) said...

If the shawl is for a tall person (I'm 5'2", so evey 5'5" is tall! LOL!) you can knit until you have just enough left to bind-off.

Hmmm. Did I see that episode? Can't remember. But I know I have about 3 left for the season. Thank goodness for DVD recorders!