Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Something New

One of the great joys of finishing a project is the anticipation of a new project. There are so many options! When I finished the socks, I set about starting another similar-sized carry-along project. It was not to be. Sitting on a shelf in my fiber room was 3 balls of intensely red cashmere-merino yarn. It has been there for years, quietly biding its time, not being the least bit intrusive into my creative process. Suddenly it has become pushy, crying for incorporation into something soft, cuddly, yet elegant. I tried to ignore it and launch into something sensibly portable and reasonably doable in distracting environments. Maybe another pair of socks, I thought. But still the red yarn wormed its way into my consciousness. And it had to be a lace something. So here it is in its embryonic form: the Kimono Shawl from "Folk Shawls" by Cheryl Oberle. I want it a bit bigger, so I have increased the width-wise pattern repeats by 50%. (Sorry about the poor picture.) I hope I have enough yarn!


Sharon said...

I see you use my method for yarn calculation for projected outcome. It keeps things interesting.

~~Sittin.n.Spinnin said...

You are always SO colorful Amy! If I had started something like that it would have been in white black or grey lol

magnusmog said...

thats a great project - I've been looking at my copy of Folk Shawls and waiting for my knitting sills to catch up with my aspirations :)