Yet another shawl (funny how that happens)
Friday August 20th 2010, 10:33 pm
Filed under: Knit

I could have done one more repeat, and I didn’t break the yarn yet in order to leave that as an option, but I just so much wanted to be done with the project and it seemed like it had already gotten to a good length for what I was looking for…

…Which of course (adding a little water to it) it hadn’t. Lying down, anyway. But in the circular-shawl version of “swatches lie,” as soon as I pick it up the weight of the wool will add the inches back on that I was expecting.

Two strands of Tess Designer Yarns laceweight, for two reasons: I wanted the raspberry/peach combination to melt into itself, which it did, by combining two in the same dyelot, and frankly because I just didn’t feel like knitting that fine and fragile a yarn by itself on the tiny needles it would require.  I had two thousand yards of the stuff in my stash.  I liked that colorway. (I mean, I really like that colorway!)  I wanted semi-instant gratification.

Melinda, you do nice work!

(And now I’m test-knitting draft two in a pattern of…  On to the next…!)

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LOL! Only you could say that doubling laceweight yarn is “semi-instant gratification”!

Comment by Renee 08.20.10 @ 11:28 pm

Hard to tell from the photo but it must be beautiful if the yarn came from “Tess”. At your recommendation, I went to her shop in Portland and all the yarn (and I mean everything) is absolutely gorgeous.

Comment by Joansie 08.21.10 @ 4:04 am

And then? We are left hanging. LOL

Comment by Sherry in Idaho 08.21.10 @ 8:16 am

I hear you! I love knitting with lacweight, actually, but for personal use… Well, you have a good idea about the size of Sissy’s paws, nails, etc.

Comment by Channon 08.21.10 @ 8:57 am

Peach melba – mmmm!

Comment by twinsetellen 08.21.10 @ 9:09 am

I’m swatching for a sweater, and the yarn is telling me it needs to be knit at an even finer gauge. Waaaaaah, but I wanted to use 6s! Guess it will just be a very long knit . . .

Comment by Lanafactrix 08.21.10 @ 10:01 am

Swatches lie? Oh yeah, you know it. but the yarn is soooooo pretty.

Comment by Carol 08.21.10 @ 9:56 pm

Decisions, decisions… I finished a project, yesterday, because I was running out of yarn. I hope the blocking gives the project more lenght. Otherwise, I need to find a short person to give it too! hihihi

Comment by Suzanne in Montreal 08.23.10 @ 5:33 am

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