Bob and I hit the road this last week for a mad dash through Colorado and New Mexico to hit some of national parks and see the Taos New Mexico Wool and Fiber Festival. Enough of that though, here I will just discuss the knitting I did on the road. Sorry, I can't imagine you all want to see my slide show of Carlsbad Caverns and what not... But if you do, you can see all that useless crap at
So, I finally finished the Kimono Shawl (by Cheryl Oberle) I started with my handspun Jacob Wool. I enjoyed the spinning and have to say, I enjoyed using the rustic feeling yarn and it gave the finished shawl an "aged" look.
There are some scary tension issues. Mainly I think due to the fact that I've had so much on my plate that I got bored with this project. And too boot I knit the last half in a car, probably had a bit to do with it. But a good aggressive block made it less apparent. In fact it may be just one of those things that I see, but I am so done with it that I am not going to tear back. Sometimes, you just need to move on.
And I did...
To my little S&MMM shawl here. It means Sadism and Merope in Mad's Mare. Merope is the pattern name, Mad for Madeline Tosh the brand of yarn and Mare is the colorway. It get's this name because stupidly I only took lace projects with me on this little trip. Talk about self abuse.
It's one of Rosemary (Romi) Hill's patterns and so far I've really enjoyed using her patterns. They are well written and to the point (at least the charts guys, I don't read line after line of yo, SSK, K1 for multiple repeats. I'm not that masochistic). I think they would be great beginner lace pieces.
I am finally down to two projects on the needles. My limit is three, but I just can't look at the "Rockefeller" right now. I'm sure I'll get over it. 2013 looks hopeful.
Have a great week guys, I'm off for another shorter trip in a couple days and hope to have a finished Merope when I next get to check in and see how you all are.