Michelle’s lace
Wednesday August 06th 2008, 11:55 am
Filed under: "Wrapped in Comfort",Knit

Sorbetto colorway, subdued in the shadeI’ve never been quite sure what to do with this one.  It’s a fair bit brighter yellow, pink and green with a little blue in real life, with the yellow fairly dominant.  (If you embiggen it the colors come out truer.)  The yarn is Fleece Artist’s Merino 2/6 in Sorbetto, machine washable, totally practical for, say, a mom with small children to try to keep up with, and at the time I got it, I didn’t think I could do anything shawl-ish with one 350m skein of sock yarn.  Now I know I can, but this was already knitted by then.  I used the lace pattern in the main body of the Michelle shawl, six repeats across with one extra stitch at each side, and got a nice length out of it.  (Cast on 39 on size 6mm needles, American size 10…)  The eye is more pleased with patterns in odd numbers, but this was visually busy enough that one would never casually notice that it was done in an even number of repeats.  It’s a good use of the yarn; it made a nice scarf for wrapping multiple times around the neck to keep out the cold.

Of which, however, there is not a whole lot in northern California.  A short wrap to tie in front against the chilly fog would be much more the thing for around here, and I’ve long debated frogging this and reknitting it.

Except it’s a perfectly nice scarf and there’s no good-enough reason to waste the effort.  Yarn can always be replaced with more.  Time cannot ever.

It’ll find its rightful home in its rightful time.

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Perhaps your readers can suggest someone in a cooler climate who needs some “knit sunshine”. It’s lovely.

Comment by Barbara-Kay 08.06.08 @ 3:42 pm

I embiggened & found it lovely! I’m sure this scarf will find its place. 🙂

Comment by Toni Smoky-Mountains 08.07.08 @ 4:38 am

I’m glad to hear even you have projects like that… My most recent one has found a home, so I know yours will too!

Comment by Channon 08.07.08 @ 6:22 am

Thanks for stopping by – I’m glad you like it!

Comment by 5elementknitr 08.07.08 @ 6:51 am

Or “The home will find the scarf.”

Thanks for the embiggening reminder and the advice about time.

Comment by Lynn 08.07.08 @ 6:59 am

Its beautiful. It would be perfect for an expectant mother or one that has just given birth as a pampering for her 🙂 (watch out for the pun HEHE)

Comment by Danielle from SW MO 08.07.08 @ 7:50 am

It’s beautiful, Allison. I like the idea of a new mother wearing it. Even the colors are warm and heartening. How long does it take you to knit one of your shawls?

Comment by Joansie 08.07.08 @ 8:08 am

It is lovely, and I know you’ll find the right place for it when the time comes. Meanwhile, maybe time to find some lovely yarn for that little anti-fog throat-warmer? 🙂

Comment by Jocelyn 08.07.08 @ 9:05 am

It’s beautiful like all your stuff Alison.

Even in Nor Cal I could totally use something like this since my throat surgery two years ago. I wear scarves year around to the office. The A/C irritates the reconstruction. bleh.

I’ll have to check my yarn against the patterns in your book.

Comment by Tiny Tyrant 08.07.08 @ 9:57 am

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