Falling Leaves

29 Oct

It’s finally Fall, and finally Fall weather here in Arizona. Unfortunately, we don’t really experience the changing and falling of the leaves, so I found myself imitating that phenomenon in places where there are actual trees in my knitting.

Pattern: Lilac Leaf Shawl from the book “Knitted Lace of Estonia”
Yarn: 550 yards of Conjoined Creations Pastimes, 100% soysilk
Needles: US size 5

This shawl was my first experience with soysilk yarn, which was gifted to me by a fellow knitter, and I have to say that it’s not my favorite. It’s very shiny, which is great for lace, but also very slippery. The slippery factor was okay as far as the knitting, but when I wore it, I felt like I couldn’t keep it in place or keep the shape the way I wanted it to be. It’s beautiful though, so I guess that’s all that matters.
I loved this pattern, but I did omit the nupps, because I hate the little blighters. They seem a little pointless to me because I have another lace shawl that had nupps on it, and now the little things are flattened after a few wears. Kinda ruins the point of having something 3-dimensional if they just flattened out. I also ran out of yarn towards the end, so had to skimp on the ending border, but it’s barely noticeable to anyone other than me, and not a big deal since a lot of lace patterns don’t always have matching borders for rectangular shawls. All in all, I’d say my first rectangular lace shawl was a success.

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One Response to “Falling Leaves”

  1. Kathy 20 November 2010 at 3:59 AM #

    The yarn IS beautiful! Sorry it was too slippery. You know, maybe you need some friend to make you a really cool shawl pin. I know someone.I was peeking at your handspun. It's lovely! Maybe we should do another swap and have part of it be like 2 ounces of handspun yarn. What do you think?

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