My Follow Your Arrow 2 shawl is done!
|Pattern by Ysolda Teague|
For the past weeks, I was so close to the finish line, but had put the project on the side, frustrated that my yarn was ending in the lace section. I thought about doing the knitted on border at first, but it soon became obvious that it would be silly to change yarn on this kind of applied border.
In a sulk I even considered frogging the whole thing when my boss told me to just pick a yarn and finish it! So last night I did. I used Milis by Julie Asselin in the Poivre colourway. I was a little annoyed with the change for the first few rows, but it was slowly growing on me. At one o'clock, when I managed to block the tiny lump into a decent shawl, I was super happy with my combination of Tomato and Poivre!
Yes, I forgot to mention that the main yarn is Jill Draper Esopus in Heritage Tomato.
|You can see the change of colour upclose|
Another change of plan, or change of heart, was with the Shalom Cardigan I knited in the past two weeks. It was a fun, quick and beautiful project and I was very happy with the result. That is until I put it on my little sister. The fit was even better on her. And since it was her birthday, I decided to gift it to her alongside some money for her big upcoming trip in Southeast Asia.
I had no time to take proper pictures of her, so here are some super quick iPhone ones of her in the doorway, heading to work.
|Pattern by Meghan McFarlane|
I guess it's important to keep an open mind about knitted projects and be somewhat detached with the outcome too. Dear yoga, you are all around! OM