Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Yarn Along - Golden Lion Throne

Joining in with Ginny's Yarn Along again this week.  Check out what everyone is reading and knitting, and join in the fun.

I have recently discovered the Craftlit Podcast by Heather.  I had to go back to the beginning and start listening to everything (I'm "that sort of bear"), so I've just finished listening to Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen.  I am really enjoying this podcast.  Good crafting talk, great literary talk, and books.  It is a bit weird listening to episodes from several years ago.  She made a reference to information she got from a knitters' yahoo group, and I realized these episodes are pre-Ravelry.  What a watershed moment it was for knitters when Ravelry was created!  Hard to imagine what we'd do without it, now.

The project I'm knitting for myself right now is the Golden Lion Throne, a shawl made with both lace and mosaic knitting techniques.  I'm taking a class for this at my LYS, and it's quite nice to have a small group of us working through the pattern together.  I really am loving it.  The rows are very long - four of them in an hour and a half is good progress, and the pattern requires lots of attention.  But I am still enjoying the knitting, and I think the result is going to be wonderful.

I'm at about row 70 of 101.


  1. That is beautiful! It looks pretty complicated.

  2. Holy moly, trying to knit that would make my head spin. Looks great!

  3. Thank you! It is indeed pretty complicated. Would you believe the pattern has stitch markers between repeats as an OPTION? I can't imagine knitting this without stitch markers. Even though they have to shift now and then, it's totally worth it to have a little celebration every 32 stitches when it comes out right! And totally worth it to know that the mistake is no more than 32 stitches back. No markers really would make my head spin!