Okay, so my no new projects mantra may go slightly out the window. I know I have plenty to work on, especially with the Audrey yarn on its way and all of the yarn staring at me in the yarn closet just begging to be used. BUT, as I mentioned yesterday, I am considering making a shawl/wrap sort of thing for the wedding in May that I’m a bridesmaid in. I may not wear it during the actual wedding, but it would be fun to wear afterwards. So, it needs to be basic black (because that’s what the bride has requested) and I would prefer something shaped more like a rectangle than a triangle. That said, here are the two options I have so far.
Birch from Rowan 34. This would be my first venture into lace knitting. I have no idea if this would be a good first project to experiment with but I really want to challenge myself and improve my skills. So, I was thinking this might be a good way to do that.
This shoulder scarf. The main difference between this and Birch is that it doesn’t require any lace work. It is simply knit on big needles. My fear is that it won’t look that great in a plain black yarn since there’s not much to the stitch pattern.
The phone lines are open, please let me know what you think I should do in my comments section. Any insight would be helpful. In the meantime, I’ll keep on knitting my no-sweat pants, working on some swatches and doggie blankets, and watching the mailbox for goodies from my secret pal and Colourway.
PS Can I just tell you how difficult it is for me to not tell you about my plans and things for my secret pal? It is such fun that I want to share it, but instead, I will share it only with the person who is currently on the receiving end, until I can reveal it to the world! 🙂