The Red Sampler Shawl

This is the project that I worked on while I was in the Quad Cities.

Interestingly enough, when I got to Logan airport, the knitting needles were of NO QUESTION...none at all...but they had to re-scan my bag over a deck of cards -- A DECK OF CARDS!!!!

...and still no question about the knitting needles.

Here's a few pictures, because you really can't see the detail unless you get a bit closer. I call it a sampler because that's exactly what it is, just a sampler of a few knit-and-purl patterns.

I won't talk about the flights just yet -- needless to say, we were spending the night at O'Hare (Tom, the weather was worse than anything -- word of the year for me: "terra firma") Besides, the things I would have to say about some portions of the journey would only carry language too unsuitable for a public forum, and so, onto blogspot it goes!

At least my knitting kept my hands busy. Last year, remember, I didn't bring my knitting and I ended up with several bottles of vodka to keep my hands occupied...and this year, well, "several" only ended up being three over the nine-day period, but, out came a nice red shawl. I'm thinking about donating it to the "Go Red" campaign...don't know yet.

...and there's a couple pictures of me just knitting in the airport in Moline.

I haven't blogged about the journey just yet, but, it's in the works.



MMario's picture

A deck of cards on the scan looks very much like a block of C-4 explosive....

Shawl looks really nice - love the texture in the detail.

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TomH's picture

Sorry you had such a trying time with traveling to the Quad Cities. We stayed here in Philadelphia where we had great weather (considering it is winter.) Phoning family in Iowa was a lot easier than trying to go there and fight the snow, ice and hectic airports.

Raymiew's picture

The shawl looks great despite the bad airport experience.

MMario's picture

Is that edge a 2 x 2 rib and then cast off in pattern? Or a different type of cast off? YOu have a wee bit of ruffle working but I can't see what makes it.

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rjcb3's picture

Yes. It is knit 2 purl 2 ribbing.

The casting off is much different: I knit one full ridge of garter stitch first, just to get an all-knit row and then I knit 1, then replace that stitch back on the left-hand needle and knit two together -- and repeat it all the way down.


ronhuber's picture

The shawl is beautiful. I really like the interesting texture. Glad you had a bit of adventure in your travels - makes life far more interesting.