Every project I touched had problems last week, but that is over now. It is going well.
I'm working on a Bitterroot Shawl. Last weeks adventures were an endless round of knit and tink, knit and tink. This week I have forward progress. I'm well on my way through Chart D and have a big decision to make.
To bead or not to bead? The yarn, with its soft colours shifts and its slubby texture, might hide beads unless they are large and chunky. This just doesn't feel like a shawl that needs large and chunky.
The yarn is Flaxen from Handmaiden. Just scroll through her yarns and you will find it. It is a sort of unassuming yarn there among the beauties that are Handmaiden. It isn't up front soft. It doesn't glow or shout your name as you walk by.
But oh, knit with its silk and flax blend a while and see how you feel. Flaxen is seduction in a skein. It doesn't have to say a word. Its sits next to you and is quiet and soft and in a moment you realize you have magic in your hands.
I'm almost wishing this shawl would go slowly. Truly, ripping back the little mistakes have not been a cross to bear at all.