Wednesday, November 19, 2014
I usually pack at least 2 knitting projects when I travel, but this time I only took 1. I felt a little uneasy about embarking on a 2 week trip to Italy with just 1 itty bitty project and no yarn stops planned on the trip. But, in the name of traveling lightly, I braved it. (I did have the backup plan of buying a skein of sock yarn there and making another shawl if I was really in a no-knitting pickle.)
It turns out that 1 project was more than enough for this trip because I didn't even get close to finishing it!
This shawl was meant to be a Christmas gift for Joanne, my mother in law, but I finished it just before her birthday. So, of course, I couldn't wait and ended up giving it to her for her birthday. It must have been meant to be because soon after her birthday the super cold, early winter hit us. I hope it is keeping her warm!
The construction on the Wavy Bias pattern is, as you might imagine, knit on the bias! Because it was knit in an asymmetrical way, the yarn pooled a little bit on the lace that finishes one edge of the shawl. It wasn't so bad that I couldn't stand it, but I much prefer the color distribution on the longer edge.
This project is a bit of a pay-if-forward project as the yarn I used was a gift to me a number of years back (Thanks, Jamie!). In fact, this yarn, Celestial Dream Merino from Lucy Neatby, is from such deep stash that it is now discontinued! Joanne wears red frequently so I had a hunch she would like this yarn. Speaking of the color, it is called Sugar Maple. If you compare the photos in this post with the fall photos from my last post, you can certainly see that it is well named!
Link to my project on Ravelry here.
After I got back from my trip, I went through a bit of a knitting spree, so I have more finished projects to share throughout the next week or so. These cold weather days and early sunsets work wonders when it comes to amping up the knitting mojo!
Posted by Trinity at 11:12 AM