Since last we spoke, there have been some finishing around here. The shawls, infinity scarf and patterns are completed.

And here they are in all their neutral glory.. All of them made with Caron One Pound bought from JoAnn.

I love how they all came out and the person who bought them loved them, too. That’s always a nice thing. Now, here’s the difference between knitter and client. She had her husband came over and said I really made these in record time. It took three weeks. I started them August 18th and told her she could pick them up on September 10. Three weeks and I was ready to see the end of them! Don’t get me wrong. I loved the way they turned out – so much prettier than the photos. But i was ready for the infinity scarf – which was done in one day!

Just like the scarf, I had a hat in my shop I wanted to make again and didn’t see the pattern, so I made one up. It took me two tries but I have the pattern for The Boyfriend Slouchy and a new hat made with Charisma by Loops and Threads. I am sure you will be seeing those pics pretty soon.

Oh, and  since last we spoke, I did another long stocking cap in Cranberry Crisp and have another one started in Cherry Compote. Several folk in the shop have stocking caps in their carts and I don’t have enough yarn in those colors to satisfy them all. So I am making ready to ship caps so if they decide to buy, I won’t have to cancel an order. I hate when that happens.

I can see the finish line from here. The shawls are almost done. The pattern is done and up and running,too.

If you read the previous post, you will note the yarns are acting differently in terms of length. Well, that drama continues. I made the taupe shawl and darned if that thing didn’t come in shorter than the others. It’s still longer than the 60 inches – it’s 66 – but it fell short of the 70 inches of the others. Luckily, I needed a shorter one and that one can be it.

I am currently working the dark gray one and I can tell from the thickness of the color, it will need two skeins. The gray one here used two.. The medium gray is going to go full on two skeins. I will have some left over but I am predicting this is the yarn eater of the bunch. Once that one is complete, the black one is the last one and then I can call my friends over and they can see new place and pick up their Christmas presents, too. That’s efficiency. 

I have a order for an infinity scarf that makes things worse. It’s an original and I thought I had the pattern. Nope. So, I’m getting a pattern and an order and I want to get at them both. So, the shawls are beginning to look a little like the step child that ain’t going to the ball. Except we know how that story goes: not only does she go to the ball but she walks away with the guy and a crown. It will all be good in the end.