So last Friday I finally completed my Suki shawl. I’ve doubted myself all throughout this project. Did I buy enough yarn? Shouldn’t I switch to smaller needles to get better gauge? Will my colour swapping work out? Do these colours work well together? Do I have the right amount of stitches on my needle? To the last question, the answer was sometimes a resounding ‘nope’, which of course resulted in in creative cursing, tinking (I can never frog part, If I start frogging, I might as well go all the way because that will happen anyway).
I may have also put the shawl down once or twice because I starting thinking too much about the bazillion stitches I would have to cast off.
In the end, however, it all worked out. I think the colour swap worked out wonderfully for the lace edge. I simply cannot bring myself to knit lace in a multi-coloured yarn like Flying Marigolds. To me, it detracts from both the beauty in the colours and the carefully constructed lace and becomes too busy for my tastes.
That is, of course, only my taste and if someone does like their lace in loads of different colours, more power to ‘m. Just not my thing, you know?
And with Suki cast of, blocked and being all prettiful, I had to move on to my next project.
Take a knit-break? What do you mean knit-break? Knitting is my break!
Anyway, the next project on my needles is the lovely Fabergé
. Supplies, as you can see, are already in the house. I have, in fact, also knitted up two swatches to see how I want the colours placed. They are blocking up. I seem to have obtained that mystical beast known as gauge as well.
So far, so good. Now I just have to wait for the swatches to dry so I can take them along for second opinions.
EDIT: I finished the swatches and blocked and I cannot, for the life of me, figure out, figure out which one I like better. The colours aren’t quite that bright in real life. Guess I’ll take them with me to my parents and let them help me with deciding.