I finished the first of my CALs yesterday and today I've taken it off the blocking board. Here it is:
It's my 4th Elise Shawl. I love this pattern!
I made some tassels for it using the Juliana Wrap pattern. The tassels in that shawl are great for holding it in place when worn to the front which is how I normally wear my shawls.
This is what it was like before blocking:
Blocking really does work wonders sometimes!
Now for the 'something new' part of the post.
I've tried knitting quite a few times but I've never really got very far with it. The cast on was always a big slow down for me, the times I'd tried it I found it very tedious.
But my mom got me a huge book on knitting last year and one of the ways to cast on is called the thumb cast on which looked easy enough so I gave it a go:
Yay! I cast on some stitches and it only took a minute!
They even look like the photo!
There are so many beautiful knitting patterns out there, especially for shawls, and I've love to learn but I find two needles so awkward compared to one hook.
Does anyone have any great tips or websites you could recommend?
Have a lovely weekend!