It’s that time again…for WIP Wednesday!
I just cast on yesterday for Scalene by Carina Spencer. I decided a few weeks ago that I really wanted to make this, because it looks fun and a little different from your typical shawl. Then we realized that we really needed a sample at the shop of Fyberspates Scrumptious, which is a lovely wool/silk yarn, and so I had to cast on immediately! Although yellow isn’t really my color, I’m kind of liking this combo…
I’m also about 3/4 of the way through my Summer Flies shawl. I’m making mine with Be Sweet Bamboo, and I decided to go down several needle sizes to a 6 because I thought the fabric looked too loose on the 8 that was recommended in the pattern. As a result I also had to add a repeat of the butterfly and eyelet pattern, and now I’m on the knotted section which seems to be taking FOREVER. Although I always love the way bamboo feels it’s not my favorite yarn, not 100% bamboo anyways, because it’s so darned splitty. This is particularly annoying on the knotted lacework stitch section I’m working now…but surprisingly bamboo is what’s recommended in the pattern. If I were to make this again (which I doubt) I would not choose 100% bamboo again.
This last WIP (well, the last one I’m posting about) has been on the needles since January. It’s my own design and now that the pattern is all written out all I have to do is knit the sample, and I just can’t seem to get it done. I think part of the problem might be that I don’t work on it very much… Though really I don’t know why because the yarn is lovely, Lotus Yarns Silky Cashmere (silk + cashmere, what’s not to love right?!) and the pattern is straightforward and elegant if you ask me. I should really just get it together and finish it already!