Sunday, November 23, 2008
I've long been an admirer of Terhi's awesome garter stitch shawl, and when I found some Drops Angora-Tweed half price, it seemed perfect for the project. This shawl came together quite quickly, the garter stitch surprising addictive despite my fear of boredom. It could probably still use a blocking, but for now I am pretty happy.
I had a few yarns in competition for the ruffle, and eventually decided to use two. The lighter brown is alpaca I believe, which my mom picked up on a trip to New Zealand. The dark brown is handspun by a friend, from wool from one of my mom's sheep. Kind of makes an interesting mix, as they are vastly different in texture, the first light and fluffy and the second sturdy and wooly, but I kind of like it. They both also has random bits of hay and sticks in each skein. And the Angora-Tweed is different again, but I love them all.
It's funny that on one side I am looking for some bright colours to liven up the grey days of November, but at the same time the sameness of this shawl and the overcast sky is very calming. I also stopped at Fun Knits on Saturday and let myself run a bit wild, and also continued the neutrals. So much yarn and so little time to knit it all!