I’m so ready for this one, folks!
I showed you my stash yarn last week, and have decided to go ahead and start knitting with some of it. Specifically, this skein of Local Color Fiber Studio Whole Flock. It’s deliciously crunchy-looking (and a little crunchy-feeling, despite the angora, but in a good way). It’s something I’ve been looking for an appropriate pattern for since last winter. In fact, I was almost to the point where I was going to say “screw it!” and just turn it into a simple garter scarf (boring!).
Since it’s so rustic-looking, I decited to pair it with a kind of feminine, lacy pattern. But I didn’t want the pattern to be too fru-fru, since that’s not really my style. So, I poked around on Ravelry for a while, and found this lovely triangular shawl.
It’s the Stone Croft Shawl by Judy Marples!It’s a fairly geometric shawl, with a wide band of the “netting” that runs along two sides of the triangle, and a pretty column of faux-cable lace in the middle. The perfect balance of pretty and femme, without tipping over into “girly.” And, since the shawl is knit from one point, out to the wide end, I think I’ll be able to use every last scrap of my special yarn (or at least that’s the goal right now).
I’ve already got a few inches under my belt, and I can’t wait to see how it looks all finished up. I bet this yarn is going to block really well- I’m excited!
Have you started anything new lately?