I’ve been pushing hard to finish the Shetland Triangle. I mean, Mom’s birthday was in November! I’m halfway through the edging, so a few more rows + bindoff, then blocking. I can do this!
But………Maryland Sheep & Wool is in less than two weeks! I’ve suddenly decided that I need something handknit for the occasion, but what? I don’t have time for a sweater. Do I have time for another shawl in 10 days? Could be good seeing as how the weather in early May is iffy…but I just don’t know if I’ll make it in time!
I’ve got two possibilities, one simple and one not so much:
1) The Storm Cloud Shawlette. I’ve seen a couple of these in person and they’re simple but very lovely. Plusses — no gauge swatch necessary! No purling! No blocking required! All things that can speed up the knitting process.
2) Springtime Bandit. After my Tuscany was mistaken for this last week, I was intrigued and very much want this shawl. Plusses — very pretty! Does not look terribly difficult! No laceweight needed (aran weight called for)! But it is definitely more invovled than the Storm Cloud…might be a bit risky!