Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Shawl meets Sock Kong x2

Comfort ShawlLast week I mentioned a co-worker that didn't have the same test results that I did. At the age of 26 she found a lump and was told it was nothing. A few years later this single mom discovered her doctor was an idiot. She's now in the midst of battling stage four breast cancer.

I decided to knit a soft, easy-to-wear shawl for her. As written, the Shetland Triangle Shawl in Wrap Style can be knit with only three balls of Elann's Pure Alpaca. It's a quick and easy project-- perfect for upcoming holiday knitting!
I added an extra repeat and needed to use part of a fourth ball.
Check out Brooklyn Tweed's version to see truly fabulous photos.

Sock Kong (times two) Gunifer appropriately called my sock-work-window photos "sock kong"(s) in a comment about a month ago. I just loved it! I'll probably continue to take these photos, as I fight with decent light for knitting projects through the wintry months. (Also, it's just easy!)
So, here's the latest mix: Take koigu left-overs or bits, and arrange to your liking. Cast on using Judy's Magic (fabulous. you've gotta try it!), and you're off and running to the races!
These are 72 sts. on 2.25 circulars.
Gauge- approx. 10.5 sts/in.

I'm working on ball 3 of 6, but the first two were pretty tiny.


Miss T said...

Beautiful shawl--I hope she likes it!

Congratulations on having the winning sock at the Yarnery!

Kay said...

What a nice gift for your friend. Stage 4 C is pretty scary, but my brother is stage 4 remission at this time. They can do some wonderful things with treatment now, and I hope for remission for your friend, too!

renee said...

Wow, I'm impressed with how quickly you knit up that shawl. It's really lovely - and such a nice way to give your friend a "hug". I'm sure she'll find a lot of comfort in it.

Congrats on winning the SITC contest! Though it's exactly as I predicted and you totally deserve it. Enjoy the free yarn!!

Guinifer said...

Bless her. I hope your gift gives her some comfort.

Thanks for the cred - I do love the Sock Kong.

Anonymous said...

What a lovely gift.

And hey, congrats on winning the Socks in the Cities October prize!

Stacey said...

what a comforting gift - I'm sure she appreciates it every time she wears it!

love the idea for the socks - no point wasting any koigu!!!

limedragon :-: Harriet said...

The shawl is lovely! I'm sure it will be much appreciated and loved.

Can't wait to see how the koigu socks turn out. : )

Deepa said...

The shawl turned out beautiful, and what a nice gesture. Good karma.

I have some STR saved for a Flower Basket but now I'm thinking whether to do an ST instead. Similar construction.

Connie said...

Love the shawl! I know this will be a comfort to your friend.