Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Addicted to Entrelac

Walked into A Good Yarn Shop and found myself faced with a sample of this Autumn Shawl by Jojoland. It was like putting a leftover bowl of Halloween Butterfingers in front of me.

Ever since I took the entrelac class last summer, I haven't been able to shake the bug. It is a knitting addiction. Just one more little rectangle, I tell myself. I'll just finish this row. Then it becomes, I'll just finish this skein and see where the next one takes me.

I was right in the middle of this hat for a friend who is going through chemo for ovarian cancer, so I had a very good reason to get the hat done, but the allure of entrelac was too much and I cast on the moment I got home. After two of days of knitting like a madwoman, I bundled it all up, packed it under the bed and told myself I couldn't get it out until I finished the chemo cap. Voila! A finished hat.

Amazing how fast you can finish something when there is entrelac under the bed.


Knitterary said...

I love that shawl! Love it! Jojoland didn't make it to Stitches Midwest this year, so I'm in Jojoland withdrawals now. :)


Kathy said...

Wow. That is an amazing image of the shawl. Did you take the picture? I love your butterfinger analogy.

Im huckmom and I joined Cuba!