Knitting a Shawl, continued …

Well, I have done about fifteen rows of the shawl! I dread to think how long this has already taken me; the first two rows of the pattern took me an hour and a half. Still, it is looking as though the pattern is working and I love the colour, so I am cautiously optimistic about it.

I have a feeling it’ll be the first item I actually block, as it will probably need it. The wool is a glorious colour and a nice texture to work with, but it does scrunch up a bit.
I have also be rootling through this superb stash of old patterns, bought for me as a job lot from a church sale by a friend.

Anyone else recognise the ‘bazaar’ toys on the left? I have been reminiscing about my lovely Grandma’s excellent knitting; she made us lots of these things and we loved them. I’ve also turned up this knitting classic:

So, back to the shawl. It seems a good summery knit – what do other people knit in the summer?