Is this my fourth post for the year? Yep, I’ve been busy.
Happily, not to busy to knit.
This is the South Seas Stole. I very much enjoyed the interesting stitch patterns in this project, although ultimately I wasn’t happy with how they displayed when I blocked the shawl. Overall, however, the shawl turned out very nicely – as you can see from the photos, it is extremely light, even gauzy.
The yarn I used was wonderful!It is called “Love Potion No. 3” and it was hand-dyed by this lady. The color is vibrant, and the yarn was a dream to work with, despite the fine gauge.
The second shawl is Miralda’s Triangular Shawl, from the book Knitted Lace of Estonia. I usually enjoy bobbles and other textured stitches, but not so much in this shawl. I think that the root of my dissatisfaction stems from the yarn, which is a silk and wool blend from Blackberry Ridge. At this point, I am accustomed to working with very fine and smooth lace yarns. Lately I’ve been working with cobweb and gossamer weights almost exclusively. The Blackberry Ridge yarn was a heavier laceweight, almost up into the fingering weight range, and had a springy, sticky feel. Don’t mistake me – it is very nice yarn. It’s just not the type of yarn that I enjoy working with.
It’s nice to have two shawls to show off! Now, back to physics and calculus for me…