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Sunday, November 27, 2011

Knitting Notes

Pattern: Mezquita Shawl by Roxanne Yuen
Yarn: Sweet Georgia CashSilk Lace in the Botanical colorway
Needles: Size 8 circs

I finally blocked the Mezquita Shawl yesterday - definitely one of the easiest blocking jobs I've recently had to do.

I really enjoyed this pattern - the short row shaping was super easy, and for whatever reason, short rows never bore me, even when they're in stockinette. This was also a nice use of skein of lace weight - I'll probably try some similar patterns I've found for some of the other single skeins I have hanging around from samplers past.

The CashSilk Lace is a lovely yarn to work with - I'd definitely buy more if I ran into another color I liked.

I also did another sock yarn sweater ornament, since I only have one other one so far. This time, I tried the cabled option, which was nice and easy (though I did manage to screw up one of the sleeves, but since those tend to hang on angles and looked skewed anyway, I'm not going to sweat it.)

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