Day 6 – Digging Through the Past

Today’s Covid-19 update: as of 8:15 a.m., 684,652 people have been diagnosed, 32,113 have died, and 145,696 have recovered, leaving 506,843 active cases worldwide.

Now, on to more interesting things. One of the advantages of cleaning out my spare room, including moving the bed into storage, is that I now have access to the trunk that contains some of my yarn and unfinished projects from years past. And I do mean years.

One of the bags I unearthed contained this…

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I blogged about it years ago (2008 to be precise). Yes, 2008!! You can read my post about it here.

It has been languishing since because I’d come to the end of the yarn and really didn’t want to wind up another ball. Normally, I use one of my lamps to wind my yarn but this particular skein is too big to fit on the lamp shade so I have to use two chairs. Like this…

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Winding up 600 m of single ply sticky (it’s fuzzy) yarn takes time! Now it’s done though and, once I finish John’s socks (one done, second almost half way) I’ll pick up where I left on this shawl. I remember it being an enjoyable knit and I’m probably about half way on the pattern. Speaking of the pattern, I could see in my previous blog post that I had printed the pattern and coil bound it into a booklet which should be easy to find, right? Well, you’d be wrong. I couldn’t find it anywhere. I even went back to my CD collection to see if I had it on disk; the CD drive in my laptop won’t read the disks for some reason (probably too dusty). I decided the easy way out was to simply purchase the pattern again. Thankfully, the designer is on Ravelry.

Oh, speaking of the pattern, it is the Orkney Pi Shawl by Liz Lovick of Northern Lace.

The yarn I’m using for this shawl is a Swedish yarn from J√§rbo Garn, a single ply yarn I’ve used quite a bit in the past. I really like it and still have another one or two skeins of it.

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Stay tuned. There will be knitting.

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