I may have mentioned that I usually check the destash group on Ravelry once or twice a week (or once or twice a day!). Sometimes it is very easy to resist whatever it is people are selling – but sometimes its a bit harder. Last week, I saw some beautiful Manos Del Uruaguay Silk Blend. Very reasonable price, nice color – so hard to say no. I had used this yarn to make a Forest Canopy Shawl for my mother, and loved how it came out. So when I saw this yarn on Destash, I had to get it to make one for me. The color is really off in this picture – this shows the shade of green a little better.
I know, I know – UFO August. What happened to that? After the Ulmus fiasco, I had to do something that would be fast, but would restore my good knitting vibes. And I just couldn’t resist the yarn.
Of course….I should have remembered that my knitting mojo is really out of whack, and that perhaps I should really pay attention…
The arrow on the bottom right shows how the pattern should look at the top of the diamond (leaf?). The larger arrow on the top left shows where I am right now – oops! looks like I actually forgot what row I was on and just started somewhere – somewhere that obviously isn’t right. Sigh. This is what I get for not writing down where I am, but just assuming I’ll figure it out when I pick it up. I’m going to try and rip this back about four rows – hopefully I’ll be able to pick up the stitches and just move on. I am very relieved I realized the mistake – I’d be really pissed if I had kept on going and saw it when I was done. Note to self – get notepad and write down row numbers!
If you haven’t made one of these shawls, I’d highly recommend it. Its a very fast shawl, and not too difficult – but not completely mindless and boring. And it really is a nice, warm, beautiful shawl done in a DK weight – I think you could probably do a laceweight or a worsted and just add/decrease repeats. The instructions are really well written, so its a good first lace project.
We had a mixed bag weekend – some issues with one of the kids, but then I had knitting group, dinner with my sister and floating in the pool to offset. We bought paint samples for our bedroom and started making plans on how we are going to redo it, and ran errands. Very busy, and yet lots of relaxing time, a margarita or two, and lots of good food. I think the look from Duncan sums up how we ended up feeling at the end of a very nice Sunday.
Have a great week!