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Friday, October 23, 2009

Knitting Notes

Pattern: Traveling Woman Shawl by Liz Abinante
Yarn: Claudia's Handpainted 55 Fingering Silk, in the Marooned colorway
Needles: size 6

When I cast this little shawl on on Sunday, I certainly didn't think I'd be done with it in under a week. Granted, I did have the week off, but I didn't work on it every much outside of my normal goofing off hours. It's just a lovely, simple pattern - a complete joy to work through. I would not be surprised if this isn't the last of these that I make.

I enjoyed working with the silk yarn, but I don't think I'll necessarily be in a hurry to buy more of it. I think I actually prefer something with a slightly lower silk content (the Schaefer Heather I made a scarf with earlier in the year springs to mind). I enjoy working more with wool, but like some silk to take the edge off of the wool. So I'll definitely keep that in mind for future purchases.

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