I don’t know what it is about me and worsted or DK weight yarn, and lace shawls. I love it. Absolutely love it. I don’t know if its because they knit so much faster, or if its because they are so much warmer. Mostly I wear them bunched up under my jacket right under my chin in the winter time. Sometimes even just over a t-shirt. Granted it might go quickly for me because I have yet to knit a ginormous shawl, and also *ahem* knit a lace shawl with real lace weight yarn, not fingering. However, I do love the heavier look of the yarn with the lace.
This yarn, omg do I love this yarn. All the colors, the blues, the purple, and a little bit of green in there too. Makes me wanna call up the yarn lounge in Richmond to order more. Sweater’s worth, cause its that frigging gorgeous. When I was down there last summer and picked up this yarn I had a feeling that it would be perfect for this shawl. I do have a little bit left over, less than half the ball. I think it will make a nice accent on a yoke sweater. Like the wave chart or something similar to that.
Loved knitting this shawl, after the first couple of rows the pattern became intuitive. When I first read the pattern and Susan had wrote that markers where not needed because you could see any problems quickly. I really did giggle and think oh, heck not me! But she was right, very right. When I made a mistake I knew right at the end of the row, that and markers just don’t work with this lace pattern. Great pattern. I’ve knit a few shawls, but this one was definitely easy and beautiful too. hmmm, I would enter it in the fair if I wasn’t going to be away this weekend!
Pattern: Forest Canopy Shawl by Susan Lawrence (rav link, also available here though the designers blog)
Yarn: 0.68 Plain & Fancy Sheep & Wool Co. Sport in blue variegated purchased at The Yarn Lounge in Richmond, Virginia
Needle: US 7 / 4.5 mm
Started April 7 2009
Completed April 22 2009
notes: added an extra repeat. I love a good shoulder shawl.
I might have started another shawl… a few days ago, I’m hoping this one will be ginormous. Some rows are threatening to kill me … even though right now I’m itching to start another sweater.
more on that one later, raved here. cause I realized on Sunday that its this weekend that my family reunion is going on, and I have lots of laundry to get done. Not to mention it might help if I knew where the suitcases are. That, and might need to get ready before Thursday….. since I have to leave here on Friday….
PS. My yard is a giant mudpit. See. I’m trying not to feel all panicky, tomorrow morning at 8am the big half rotted tree at the end of our drive is coming down. I wish I wasn’t going to be home for that.
PPS. I might have purchased some new yarn tonight for a new shawl. Yeah, when you use yarn from the stash you must replace the stash, three fold.