Tuesday, 28 October 2008

Pinwheeling Along

I've finished the first skein of Hawaii (of 3 in total). The radius is 10 inches, so that gives me an area so far of 314 square inches: I'm hoping this information will help me work out where to start the edging.

I've been thinking about a picot bind-off, Judith and I'm tempted by some sort of frill, but on the other hand, I don't want to end up with an insane number of stitches on the last row. But it's fun going through Ravelry looking at them all. Someone did one which is yellow in the middle, and then white, so it looks like a giant fried egg.

I realized tonight that these are the Suffragette colours, which would be fitting if the baby's a girl.

One of the nice things about the Pinwheel pattern, Cinders, is that you can make it any size at all, by varying the yarn and needles, and you can just stop when you like, so a cushion could be very quickly and easily done.

Another photograph arrived from Australia, showing Jessica going home from hospital in her Forest Canopy Shawl.

She suits it, doesn't she? She should have her pink hats by the end of the week.


needles said...

Thank you thank you thank you for posting the pattern for the pinwheel shawl/blanket!!! I've been wanting to make one of these for a lllllloooooonnnngggg time

Knitting Linguist said...

Ooh, it looks great! I think you're about where I am (I'm only just a few rows into my second skein of Lorna's laces...); I'm thinking I might just do an i-cord edging on this thing (knitted on), if I can figure out when to stop so that I have enough yarn. Of course, if I don't, I could always go get a skein of navy blue yarn to do it in, which would look nice. I like your suffragette colors, though! (I am also becoming a huge fan of drouth -- we've got a lot of it going around; it's our seventh straight day of red flag fire warnings around here...) Thanks also for the research encouragement, it's nice to know that someone would be interested in reading something like that!

Judith said...

My rule of thumb is you always find you need at least 1 ball for the edging of any circular shawl, for it always takes more yarn then you think! Unless you add a contrasting yarn edging which is what I usually end up doing.

Raveller said...

Aw, Jessica looks so relaxed under her Forest Canopy! Too bad she's so far away.