Thanks for all the kind words and suggestions on my shawl dilemma! As several people suggested, I decided to frog the lace section and start it over with a contrasting color. I have a cream in my stash that will be quite lovely with the green. Last night I threaded the needle through the last row of stockinette (or so I thought) and started frogging the lace. Of course once the lace was gone, I didn’t exactly have one row of stitches on my needle, but it was simple enough to go through and fix that. Tedious and time-consuming, but simple. With that done, I was ready to pick up with my cream and start the lace section anew.
I love it! I think it’s going to be a perfect Christmas shawl this way, maybe worn with a red sweater, or is that too much?
Also this morning, I made a quick trip to the craft store for felt and safety eyes so I can make this baby sloth. Found the felt easily enough, but can you believe they don’t carry safety eyes?? Craziness. It’s not for a baby, so I can substitute tiny buttons and it will be fine. Still, I couldn’t just buy one 40 cent sheet of felt, could I? Plus all the yarn was on sale! Plus I stumbled across this new jean yarn and it’s awesome, even if it is acrylic.
I may have bought enough to make this sweater. (And for only $21!!) I know, the pattern is DK and the yarn is worsted, and I’m going to have to swatch and do math and all that. I’m okay with that! I can swatch sometimes, when I have to.
Speaking of swatching, the crochet hat that I struggled with is done. It seemed to grow a little bit in washing but I’m crossing my fingers that it will fit. It is pretty, at least! It’s the Ski Lodge Beanie and you can see my Ravelry notes here.
I’ve discovered the best part about getting an extra hour today is not an extra hour of sleep (I have three dogs, are you kidding me?) but an extra hour of knitting!
Nice save on the shawl! It looks great.
Great choice on the shawl fix! That denim yarn is tempting, but it would totally depend for me on how it feels. I’m extremely picky about the texture of my acrylic yarn.
I am too, and this is super soft! Doesn’t feel rough or plastic-y at all. I’m pretty sensitive to wool (sadly) so it tends to work better when my sweaters are acrylic.
Good to know! I’ve noticed that the acryllic yarns are getting better, so I’ve had less of that plastic-y feeling I hate.
Ooh, the cream looks fantastic! That’s going to be such a beautiful shawl. 🙂
Your shawl modification is beautiful and looks intentional! Love the hat and new yarns
Oooh that hat is lovely! And definately the right choice to frog back it looks great. Like snow in the branches of a pine tree.
I like that image a lot!!
That is a lovely colour combo!