Short Rows and a Short Post

This week I have been working on a striped shawl.  Many of you may recognize it as a very popular pattern in ravelry.  I have not purchased the pattern, as funds are a bit tight right at the moment.  But I have been studying the photos, and am working on it as an exercise in learning about short rows.  I would not post my instructions here, out of respect for the original design, but I feel like I can show my progress.

 

As you can see, this one is making an unfortunate point in the middle of the pink section.  I’m hoping that some of that will straighten out in the blocking, but if not it is still a good exercise in short rows.

 Oooh, I can hear you now–“Hey, that looks like garter stitch.  What gives?  I thought you didn’t like garter stitch?”  No, no I do not like garter stitch.  This proves it to me once again. I would like to make another one of these shawls, but work out some kind of border and use stockinette.  I really like the progressive color striping, just not the chunky lumpy garter.

I’m linking up today with the usual suspects:

http://www.naturalsuburbia.com/http://wonderwhyalpacafarm.blogspot.com/, and http://tamisamis.blogspot.com/.  Check out some really creative work and be inspired yourself!  Happy Friday everyone.