Corvid Knits

A not-so-secret love affair with yarn

Knitting Monogamy


Monogamy – outside of my relationship with my fella – is not a thing I’m into. I want a new tea every time I brew a pot, a new salad with every lunch, a different scarf to wear every day (this does explain a lot about the proliferation of scarfs in my half of the closet), and at least a dozen knitting projects on the go at any given time.

This last one is the one that gives me the most trouble. It’s hard to feel like you make any progress on a knitting project when you never put a substantial amount of time into it. I think the shawl mentioned at the bottom of the last post is the first example of me knitting with any level of commitment since I was a gal who only owned yarn for one project at a time (read: a looooong time ago).

The Elizabeth shawl was bound off this afternoon. I picked the pattern on November 30th, bought it on December 1st, printed it off about a week later, and started it the day after that. That might be a record for a project like this –  about 40 days.

This shawl was a delight to knit, which contributed a great deal to me keeping at it so regularly. The pattern repeats were all very interesting and switched up often enough to keep me exited about the next one. The yarn I used was so springy and fun. Only once or twice did I run into the problem of my sweaty hands making it feel a bit wonky. I bought a pair of Addi Lace needles for this project and it made a world of difference. Seriously folks, go invest in some nice needles.

There is probably only one tiny little mistake in the whole shawl, a ssk instead of a k2tog, and I think I even managed to fix that before I got too far.

This project was like magic. I think I levelled up in knitting skill or something.

Pictures shall follow once I figure out how to block a 6′ wide shawl in my modest apartment.


  1. Oh I can’t wait to see it! I’m in the middle of two mystery shawl knitalongs, and also planning another Color Affection… so obsessed with shawls right now for some reason!

  2. I am overwhelmed by a hankering for another colour affection. Seriously, that shawl is something else.

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