So after much flipping through books and magazines searching for the perfect way to showcase the beautiful Mountain Colors yarn, I settled on a Marialis shawl from Myrna Stahman’s shawl book (bottom of the page). It’s a beautiful Old Shale lace piece with lots of shaping and I think it’ll work out nicely.
I joined the spinner’s guild at a local bookshop last night to start work on the shawl. They’re a very nice bunch, very inclusive – they didn’t mind that I was not in fact spinning, but merely knitting. I promised them that I’d bring a spindle and some roving fairly soon.
I hope I didn’t swear too much as I started the shawl – it was being a little difficult. I’m wondering if I should rip back a bit and re-do some picking up . . . and you know, as I type this, I already know the answer. In my mind’s eye I can see a sagacious old knitter, an amalgam of the scores of experienced knitters I’ve met, saying “If you wonder if you need to rip out, you need to rip out.”
They’re wise, those sagacious old knitters. Inordinately fond of chocolate bon-bons, but very wise.