I'm determined to use the lavender with particular beads I have (they look great together) and work on this new design.
Thus I had glorious Rocky Shores handspun yarn begging to be reconsidered. I decided it was time to knit a Hue and Vaue shawl designed by my good friend Anne Blayney (Annie Bee Knits). Granted, that meant I needed a second yarn. Now, I could have sought out a similar hue in a different value, as the original purple shawl was knit. But, really, who was I kidding (that's not me) and how would I match the range of blues and greens in my yarn adequately? No, the obvious solution was to look across the colour wheel for a perfect compliment. Blue-green, meet red-orange. Lo and behold, I had red-orange fibre in my stash. Oh yes. I actually bought it at the same time from Waterloo Wools. It was part of my happy-yule-to-me shopping around thanksgiving last year. I hadn't intended on using the fibre together, but clearly it was meant to be!
|wondering. thinking. imagining.|
|a little hand spun yarn pron|
|and in almost no time, a new favourite shawl|
|I am so in love|
|last section is my own modified stitch pattern substituted for the shorter stockinette called for. I really wanted to use up as much of the yarn as I could. I also modified the center stitches with a mock cable instead of garter.|
|I was very happy with the self striping gradient in the half linen stitch (below the lace mesh)|
|such amazing texture in the design|