July 4, 2012
Lyrica Euterpe from Romi Hill's pattern collection 7 Small Shawls; Year Two: The Muses was a new experience for me in the way that this was the first time I've used beads on a shawl. And I love the beads along the edging, they are like dew drops! What I also love about this pattern is the shape, a shallow triangle, without a center spine. What I did not love about knitting this were the smocking stitches, particularly with Wollmeise Pure, which is a somewhat splitty yarn. What I also didn't love about this project was my choice of yarn color: I think the WD Meilenstein is too variegated for this. This is about the maximum amount of variegation I can tolerate in a yarn, but at this level it's usually best in garter stitch. But, overall, I'm still mostly satisfied with the end product. And it is the 11th shawl for the 12 shawls in 2012 knit-along. I did not expect to be this close to completion so early in the year.
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