Pattern: Flowerbasket Shawl by Evelyn Clark
Yarn: Knitpicks Shadow in Sunset
Needles: 3.5mm Addi Lace Needles
Started: 14 September 2007
Finished: 25 May 2008
I haven’t been posting, as I said previously, but I have been knitting. I finally finished the Flowerbasket shawl that has been sitting patiently in the knitting basket for several months. I just started carrying it around with me until it was finally done. I think it was the yarn that made me lose interest. I don’t think I’m really a brown person (although my sister thinks it’s red). It is a beautiful color, but I found it boring. Then again, it could be the pattern. I never really managed to memorize it, for some reason. That meant I had to lug the pattern around with me. This is not my favorite way to knit a simple shawl. Simple means easy to memorize.
Pattern: Forest Canopy Shawl by Susan Pierce Lawrence
Needles: 3.75mm Addi Lace Needles
Yarn: Dream in Color Smooshy in Happy Forest from The Sweet Sheep
Started: 31 May 2008
Finished: 8 June 2008
I had a much better time with the Forest Canopy Shawl. I pulled out some DIC Smooshy that’s been hanging around for a bit and got started. This is the first time I”ve used sock yarn for a shawl, and I liked it. I usually stick to laceweight (or smaller when I feel the need to frustrate myself). It came out pretty well.
They’re both being mailed to my aunts in North Carolina for them to choose between. I don’t want to try to figure out who will like which one the best.
And thanks to my sister Evelyn for agreeing to model the projects.