Okay, I haven't been on here for a while, but I do have an excuse! I have been really, really busy doing stuff for a student competition. Singing, art, KNITTING.
Stuff like that. I knitted the Hey Teach! Cardigan from Knitty and got a silver medal! Yayy!
Anyway, I am planning my project for next year and am stuck on what to do. Should I knit a shawl, the Aeolian Shawl to be exact. Or the Abotanicity sweater. Both from Knitty. I'd like to do the Shawl but I don't know if it would take too long. I don't doubt I could do it...eventually. Has anyone else done these projects and how long did it take you to do it. Also are there any yarn suggestions for the shawl? I was leaning towards Malabrigo Lace until I realised two shanks was just too little for the shawl so I'd have to buy a third one just to make up a few metres...I was also thinking about using Lane Borgosesia Cashwool, depending on the quality. Any suggestions or comments about the wool I was thinking of using? I love the jumper but I could also do that another time. I was thinking that knitting something, like the shawl, for my grannie would be nice. Which do you guys think is more impressive and would score more points with the judges? I mean you gotta love a student competition where you can do knitting!
Thanks in advance for any suggestions and comments!