life with a chronic disease and a really big yarn stash
Drachenfels: Making Progress
It has been a really good week knitting-wise. The weather is cooling down at last, I’m caught up on most of my major projects, and the new season is starting up on television. I find myself knitting outside in the garden, at the doctor’s office and even during the football games (Go Broncos!!) The leaves are turning at last and I am churning out my Drachenfels shawl.
At this point I removed him from the picture shoot.
You can’t see it in the pictures, but this yarn is knitting up really soft and should have a great drape when done. I am using a smaller yarn than the pattern was designed for (fingering instead of sport) and moved down to size 4 needles (3.5mm) instead of size 6 (4 mm), but this shawl is coming out plenty big!
The forecast is for cooler weather and rain showers this weekend, and there is a Broncos game Sunday. I plan to really crank out some knitting over the next couple of days. The shawl should be big enough both for me and the cat soon. 🙂
I weave, knit and read in Aurora, Colorado where my garden lives. I have 2 sons, a knitting daughter-in-law, a grandson and two exceptionally spoiled kittens. In 2014 I was diagnosed with a serious rare autoimmune disease called systemic sclerosis along with Sjogren's Disease and fibromyalgia.
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11 thoughts on “Drachenfels: Making Progress”
That is a beautiful yarn.
It feels wonderful too!
This is beautiful! I just queued a project after one of OrangeSmoothie’s posts and I’ve had to add this one as well. I’m not sure if it’s your colour choices (I love them) or the cats (mine is gone now and allergies mean I have to love other folks’ felines 🙂
I bumped mine up to the top of my list after Alexand knits showed hers off. 🙂 It is easy knitting and I’m really liking how it is turning out.
I love the colors together!
Thanks! I spent a lot of time fussing over my choices and even went back to the yarn store for the second gray color .
It’s looking beautiful. Your cat is a right bundle of mischief but I do like seeing photos with him curled up on your knitting, it looks so homely 🙂
He is my constant companion, which makes crafting adventurous sometimes. Knitting is usually OK, but warping the loom or spinning is just exhausting…