Wednesday, November 16, 2011

11 Shawls in 2011

A friend, think it was Rebecca, had done the ten shawls in 2010 and I thought what a cool way to get all those shawls in my queue knitted up! So I paired yarns and patterns and was all set to get started. I've shared them along the way and with the completion of the Swallowtail shawl I'm done! I actually did make twelve shawls, but after completing it, found that it was short by twenty yards for the minimum yardage required of 250 yards.

Here's the collage I created to show that I had met the goal:


Crimson Haruni - 344.3 yards
Alpaca Dane - 363.8 yards
Cabled Capelet - 660.3 yards
Beaded Aeolian - 446.5 yards
Cafe au Lait Zen Rain - 399.0 yards
Camel Fan - 631.0 yards
Forest Dragon - 1417.5 yards
Blue Boo Shetland - 468.0 yards
Blue Pimpeliese - 448.8 yards
Snow Dunes - 564.8 yards
Red Hot Swallowtail - 336.5 yards

Total Yards 6080.5 yards - Wow!!

Three of them are definitely going to be gifts, plus shawl number twelve. Three of them are from handspun and staying with me. Two of them I plan to wear to SCA events. So that leaves three shawlettes for those special dress up times.

Shawl number 12, in case you forgot about which one it might be:

I have it setup so that I can do 12 shawls in 2012, yarns and patterns all matched up. I'm not sure yet if I'll follow through with that plan though. Not that I don't like knitting the shawls! I would also like to get some sweaters knitted up. I have the yarns and the patterns for those also. Not all of them adult sized, I could definitely have one or more each month if counting dog/child sweaters. ;-)

I have a month and a half to worry about that though! In the meantime, I still have two pairs of socks to knit. Both are gifts, so need to get those done! I also have some other small gift knitting to do.So plenty to keep busy until the new year.

What do you think? Can I do socks, shawls and sweaters plus gift stuff along the way?


  1. They're wonderful. I have my favorites. The dragon is the most outstanding. The capelet's Celtic cables are impressive but I do believe #12 is the one I like best. You're amazing! Happy Thanksgiving!

  2. You're a prolific knitter; I know you can do shawls, sweaters, AND socks. Keep them coming!