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Lacy in the Sky with Diamonds
Celestarium by Audry Nicklin
Knitting
me
Needle and yarn
US 4 - 3.5 mm
Colinette Jitterbug
1200 yards in stash
2.75 skeins = 1100.0 yards (1005.8 meters), 412 grams
Blue
Purlescence Yarns in Sunnyvale, California
January 19, 2013
Notes

2/1 Working on chart D, round 43; 7 more to go in this chart. Switched to a size 1.3mm crochet hook--works much better than the smaller sizes and still goes through the beads OK.
2/6 Working on chart E, round 66; 34 more to go in this chart. I am now using the 40” circular, which is working OK. However, when I move onto chart F, I think I will switch to 2 circulars, both 40”. I want to be able to stretch the shawl out to check for errors without worrying about stitches popping off the needles.
2/17-18 Finished chart E, did the increase row, and started chart F. Working on round 107.
2/19 Project renamed at my husband’s suggestion.
2/27 Didn’t get much done due to Stitches West. Now working on round 111 and I’m finally getting to the end of skein #1.
3/12 Started round 128, 29 more to go! I’m now actively looking for edging options. My current thinking is something spikey (star-like) with blue beads that match the yarn.
3/20 Starting round 134. I’m auditioning some edging patterns, so that’s reducing the time I have to knit the shawl. (If only I didn’t have to work full time…think of the knitting/crafting I could do!)
3/28 Starting round 148…9 more until the edging! (And I still haven’t found one I love.)
4/8 Finished the charted rounds. Started skein #3. Added 4 set-up rounds for edging, 1 with beads. Picked an edging (from Leaves of Grass shawl by Jared Flood, modified to include beads); completed 10 units of 72.
4/22 On the home stretch: completed 63 of 72 edge units. I might actually finish it this week!
4/24 Finished knitting the edging. Grafted it together, twice (so far). Not 100% happy about how the grafting looks, but at some point I just need to get over it and block the shawl. LOVE.this.shawl!
4/29 It’s coming off the blocking mats tonight! A little trim and it’s done!!!!

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Finished
January 27 2013
April 29 2013
 
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Jitterbug
by Colinette
Fingering / 4 ply
100% Merino
400 yards / 150 grams
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  • Originally queued: January 25, 2013
  • Project created: January 28, 2013
  • Finished: April 29, 2013
  • Updated: May 17, 2013