Monday, February 05, 2007

switching gears

so i am a smidge over halfway done with the shawl. it looks great and i love it. but i had a pause for concern moment while working on it earlier this evening. i realized i may not have enough of the lake color yarn to finish with the pattern i had envisioned. the concern came because these were the only two balls of this color the LYS had. should i call around and see if other stores had this yarn in the needed color? or...

so i took a breath and realized maybe a tamarind ruffle on either end of the shawl would be nicer than the envisioned lake ruffle. there is plenty of tamarind yarn at the LYS and in my stash bag. and though the lake ruffle would match the stripes, it may be a bit jarring at the end of all that tamarind.

so i will have to see what happens when i get to that point. i will have to see what the shawl calls for. and until then, there is no need for pause.

3 comments:

Youth In Asia said...

Well, what exactly does knitting consist of?
Are you 90?

Youth In Asia said...

Well, what exactly does knitting consist of?
Are you 90?

DaviMack said...

The question, Jackie, is whether it'll fit with your vision for the shawl. I really really hated to keep on going back to the yarn store, and couldn't imagine that I'd need so much yarn as I did, when I was working on my shawl, but I'm glad that I kept on going back instead of changing color.

I'd call the LYS & ask them to get some, just in case, and that way you're covered. If you've enjoyed it, you can always pick it up anyway, and if not ... well, it's not like they won't sell it, right?

Enough unsolicited advice.

Do you have pictures of this shawl for us?