Humungous shawl
July 31, 2010
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Humungous shawl

Project info
Golden Wheat by Jen Arnall-Culliford
Needles & yarn
US 2 - 2.75 mm
Old Maiden Aunt Alpaca/Silk/Cashmere Laceweight
3 skeins = 3900.0 yards (3566.2 meters), 300 grams
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We had a particularly epic 9 hour car journey to Chester on Friday (it’s 203 miles away…), and I completed a whole lace repeat. My scales now tell me that I’ve completed 19% of the shawl. I’m calling that 20 and updating the counter. Hurrah!

I’ve done a few more repeats of the centre lace pattern, and now I’ve used 30g of yarn! Whoot!

I made the mistake of weighing my yarn today, and discovered that I’ve only knitted up a paltry 20g. Which was pretty depressing. Until I realised that it means I can move the progress bar from 5% to 10%. It might not seem like much, but it’s undeniable progress. :-D

I’ve been working pretty steadily on this for a couple of weeks now, and do you know what? It’s actually growing!! See, there’s photographic proof and all!

I’ve done a pattern repeat this weekend and really enjoyed it. I think this is one of those projects that I’ll just tinker with every so often. It may take me forever… But I’m enjoying it. :-)

After a very long break, I knitted a whole repeat of the lace pattern over the weekend. And I really enjoyed it. I’m hoping to fit a repeat in every so often and keep some momentum up with it.

I’m very excited to have cast this on. I’ve got as far as joining in the round.

Must try to remain faithful to this and not get too sidetracked!


I’m knitting on this a little at a time at the moment. I’m doing the final repeat of the centre lace pattern, and just working a round here and there between other projects. I’m really enjoying it!


Working steadily on this. I’ve completed the centre! tadatadatadatada

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by Old Maiden Aunt
70% Alpaca, 20% Silk, 10% Cashmere goat
1300 yards / 100 grams

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  • Project created: August 4, 2010
  • Updated: November 19, 2018
  • Progress updates: 6 updates