May 28, 2014
First the Beast: Mr. J’s vest is up to the second front neck edge, which is excellent progress and every stitch feels like pulling teeth. It is so bland and ugh and all I want is self striping rainbow yarn. Why doesn’t he want a 29 inch self striping rainbow vest? I hope to be done the second neck front soon, and then will start the sewing of the orange argyle diamonds, which I will pretend is fun. Then neck and arm ribbing. The good news is that I am taking all the leftovers out of my stash numbers instead of having to do projects to use up the boring yarn, therefore I am hoping for a huge stash number drop soon!
And now for beauty! This is 22 Ruffles, knitted with Fleece Artist merino plus mohair yarn, the balls of yarn are held together as I knit. The resulting fabric is soft and oh so warm. This is almost the perfect shawl pattern, the ends are long enough to wrap around your neck and tie, and there is plenty of shawl to go over your nose and chin on really cold days.
I had been trying to think of ways to use the merino/mohair separately in a project, but I just love this fabric and may just knit up my other 2 sets like this. I think a normal rectangle scarf, and perhaps another one of these shawls for a gift. I love it!