Monday, January 23, 2012

This wasn't an easy decision

I'm knitting the wonderful Romi Hill shawl Kleio from 7 Small Shawls to Knit. I'm loving the way the colours are looking together: the main colour is called McLaren Vale, by Stranded in Oz and the contrast colour is Malabrigo sock in velvet grapes. You can't see it very well here but the SioZ fibre has silver sparkles and the yarns look as if they were made to go together, and were certainly named to be a pair.Anyway, as usual I'm feeling the Romi love. The garter stitch main body was perfect to take with me to the Victorian Beer festival in Ballarat last weekend The lace is stunning, a bit challenging, but worth every stitch, even though the rows are 300+ stitches. The braids are interesting and different. The only thing is, looking on Ravelry I'm not the biggest fan of the edging. It's a fringe and fringe is not really me. So, I'm going to cast off after the second braid. It will make for a sleeker, less fussy shawl, one that I will get more wear out of. Still, choosing to leave off the border feels like I might be choosing not to do the hardest, funnest part of this shawl.

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