I have passed the 50% mark with my shawl!!! =) And I can definitely tell that I am past the medium-sized feathers and into the beginnings of the big feathers. Once I have an entire big feather, I will post a picture. In other news, Alyssa and I dyed the rest of our yarn today (minus the skein of sock yarn I’m saving for Dye-O-Rama). It looks awesome, but it’s still drying, so I’ll take more pics and post about it soon when it’s all dry. We used RIT dye for most of the yarn and a bit of leftover Kool-Aid on some too.

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I have passed the 50% mark with my shawl!!! =) And I can definitely tell that I am past the medium-sized feathers and into the beginnings of the big feathers. Once I have an entire big feather, I will post a picture. In other news, Alyssa and I dyed the rest of our yarn today (minus the skein of sock yarn I’m saving for Dye-O-Rama). It looks awesome, but it’s still drying, so I’ll take more pics and post about it soon when it’s all dry. We used RIT dye for most of the yarn and a bit of leftover Kool-Aid on some too.

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I have passed the 50% mark with my shawl!!! =) And I can definitely tell that I am past the medium-sized feathers and into the beginnings of the big feathers. Once I have an entire big feather, I will post a picture. In other news, Alyssa and I dyed the rest of our yarn today (minus the skein of sock yarn I’m saving for Dye-O-Rama). It looks awesome, but it’s still drying, so I’ll take more pics and post about it soon when it’s all dry. We used RIT dye for most of the yarn and a bit of leftover Kool-Aid on some too.

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I believe I am about to start the big feathers… I’ve decided that I am going to try really really hard to knit (at least) 2 rows per day from now on. If I knit 2 rows per day I will catch up to my goal in about a month. That sounds pretty good to me. Doesn’t it look like I’m so far in this picture??? Well, I’m about 44% done. I just finished row 166 of 250 rows, but in terms of stitches, I’m only 44% done. Back to homework…

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These super cute tiny little baby socks are for my future nephew, due on May 23rd!

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So, I’m still behind (today it’s 5,663 stitches), as you can see in my updated plots, but I think I’ll make it. I’m pretty consistently behind, and have been since midterms last quarter, but I’ve never been more than 7,000 stitches behind. My current status is 25,337 stitches, or 40.3% done. I’m supposed to be at 31,000 stitches, or 49% done.

For those who are curious what the shawl is looking like these days, here is a picture of the whole thing bunched up and a close-up where you can actually see some feathers.

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Alyssa and I dyed a bunch of Knit Picks dye-your-own yarn with Kool-Aid a few weeks ago. Here are some lovely pictures… First we have Alyssa squirting dye on her sock yarn (mine is in the foreground).

Next up, we have my worsted weight yarn steaming on the stove.

Then we have a picture of our worsted weight yarn being washed in the sink.

After that is a picture of us holding up our worsted weight yarn.

Then you can see our yarn hanging to dry. Isn’t it gorgeous!?!?!

Then we have the dry hanks of yarn. First is my worsted weight (blues, green, purple) and Alyssa’s worsted weight (reds and yellow/orange).

Then you have our sock yarn, first mine, which has pinks in it, then Alyssa’s which is blue-green.

P.S. I just heard about and I can’t wait!!

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