If you are in the US, I hope you had a happy Independence Day. The rest of you can still have had a happy July 4th.....you know like in the old "logic puzzle" Do they have 4th of July in England, why Yes it comes between the 3rd and the 5th.
The first chart for the main piece for Back to the Garden was published on Sunday. Most people are knitting a semi-circular shawl using 5 "segments" or pattern repeats across the body, an adventurous few are making full circles. I am using a much heavier yarn, a 4ply cashmere/merino blend from ColourMart and sit at one end of the yarn spectrum.."The Faculty Meeting Knitter" sits at the other end using a gossamer weight she had left over from knitting The Princess Shawl. (That is a link to her project page on Ravelry, go drool it is a stupendous piece of knitting!)
I should have been a smarter knitter and weighed my cone of yarn before I started so that I would know how much I have really used. There will be stopping points along the way, but really I have my heart set on a stadium blanket sized piece of lace, however I do not want to run out of yarn two rows before the end!!!
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In other knitting news I have settled on the next pattern segment for my baby blanket, now I just have to knit it.