I am so glad this week is coming to a close. It's been such a zoo, but the work is progressing and it will be over soon enough.
I did manage to get a little knitting in. I needed something to pep me up so I started something I have been thinking about for a while.
Way back in the early spring, I started working a striped shawl with some deliciously lovely sock yarn from Custom Woollen Mills.
I did not like the stripes though. Well I did, but it just seemed that this yarn could be something so much more. So I waited and looked and took it all apart the other day to start something even better.
It's kind of small yet, but I am really enjoying it so far. It has an unusual to me way of increasing at the side.
I am making the Waiting for Rain shawl. These are large skeins and I do hope that I have enough yarn with 2 skeins. There are some really lovely projects out there where the garter stitch is in one colour and the lace is in another and that is what I mean to do. The garter stitch in the gray, and the lace in the creamy white.
The original shawl is lovely and light with a soft smooth worsted spun yarn, and my yarn is a somewhat lofty softly mulespun yarn. In some ways it is about the farthest away that you can get from a smooth worsted spun yarn but I like the contrast. I can't wait to see what the lace works up like. You can see the nature of the yarn in the garter stitch above.
It's a study in contrasts. It is mirroring the way the house is. I can't wait to see it all done in the house too.