My Progression Shawl has been moving along pretty well, but now I’m to the nupps, and a big increase in the stitch count, so it will definitely be slower now. I’m totally in love with the color of the yarn.
I’ve started on Color Affection, but still haven’t totally decided what I’ll do with the stripes. I will probably either do the stripes as in the original pattern (version 1), or possibly with one extra garter ridge of the dark color in the third section, which would be in between version 1 and 2.
I’m not doing the YOs on the edge, at least not in this section. I hope it’s not a mistake, but I really do want the firmer top edge so that the shawl keeps its crescent shape and sits well around the neck and shoulders. Once I start working on the stripes, if the edge seems to get tighter, I might start doing them.
I’m doing looser increases (KFBs instead of M1R and M1L), and my edge stitches usually tend to be pretty loose anyway, so I think I may be fine. I compared mine with Margene’s – she’s doing the M1 increases, but with a YO on the edge (her edge stitches tend to be very tight), and our edges are nearly identical.
And I’ve also cast on for a pair of socks. I know! Two pair in the same year! Because this is a striped yarn, I’m just going to make a very basic stockinette pair. Perfect for a purse project. Because of the colors, I’m calling them my Autumn Joy socks. Maybe I’ll even finish them by Autumn.