This post isn’t about what you may think it is about. No old buildings here, just a pretty shawl.
Well, it isn’t as pretty as is should be since I’m not able to block it. (My blocking wires are packed away). The pattern is called Crooked Cathedral, designed by Marisa Hernandez. I did the extended version, making both the body and the edging of the shawl longer. So, hopefully, when it is all blocked out, it should be a good size. And, goodness, that edging! It is so pretty, but I actually had to rip it all out and do it twice. I accidentally did one of the rows twice, which meant that the subsequent rows didn’t line up as they should. I tried very hard to rip back only to the mistake, but all the yarn overs meant that I couldn’t get the stitches back on the needle nicely, and so I can to rip back to plain row. Heartbreaking. 🙁
I used Araucania Lonco Multy in colourway 4010, a 100% cotton fingering weight yarn. Araucania yarn is interesting because it is made in Chile by the Mapuche people. They spin and dye the yarn, and produce such beautiful colours. Since I am boring old me, all of the Araucania I have (and they make lots of different varieties, using cotton, llama, silk, alpaca, wool, etc.) are in my typical colours of purple, pink, grey, black and blue. Nothing like being predictable, eh?
Anyway, that is the second of the three shawls I had left unpacked completed. Which means I’m running out of projects. Thankfully, just the other day I realized that I didn’t send all my yarn bins to my in-laws. So, I have some yarn. Sadly, I did send all my needles and hooks. But, if you saw my post yesterday, you know I’ve already fixed that problem. 😉 So, I’m on track to make Old Bones, Boxy Lady, and maybe Longevity Shawl if I’m lucky.