Yesterday was my birthday. I’m lucky enough to work somewhere that believes your birthday should be a holiday, so I had the day off. It was lovely. I knit, I watched some TV, I baked a cake (chocolate zucchini cake with cream cheese icing – delicious).
My original plan, as you may remember, was to have my Happy Street shawl finished by my birthday, and I have to say, I almost made it. By the end of Friday I was finished all the repeats and only had the border to go. I figured that with the weekend to knit 12 rows and cast off, I’d be home free. Then I got sick. I barely knit four rows on Saturday (24-hour flu) and then had to work on Sunday. I got really close, but I still had to finish the last row, bind-off and block the shawl on my birthday. The bind-off row was nearly 600 stitches.
This is a big shawl. I knew it was going to be big, but this is really big. After blocking, it’s 85-inches long and almost 16-inches deep. It dwarfs my Colour Affection and I can comfortably wrap it around my neck twice. The garter stitch is soft and squishy, and the short row turns tightened up nicely.
I haven’t had a chance to get proper FO shots yet, but in the meantime, here are the specs.
Pattern: Happy Street by Veera Valimacki
Yarn: Sweet Fibre Yarns Super Sweet Sock in Luna (MC), Early Spring (CC1), and Spanish Coin (CC2)
Modifications: None. I knit in my ends (at least at the leading end of each stripe), which was a great time saver. Also, on my last WS row (I bound off on the RS), I didn’t do any increases. My shawl is ravelled here.
More photos to come.
Happy belated birthday. Sounds like you had the right idea…cake and knitting!
Happy birthday! The shawl looks fantastic. Those long bind offs almost kill though. Chocolate and zucchini are amazing together. Last year I got on a big kick of eating warm zucchini bread with chocolate ice cream. Mmmm.
Bonne anniversaire !
Happy birthday! Sorry you got sick. I really like this pattern! At the risk of having tomatoes thrown at me, I like this pattern better than Color Affection. Maybe I’ll make one some time. I like your color picks (as usual)!
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