Here is a question I bet you don't hear very often, should this be a shawl or a table runner? I am still undecided. I just took this off my loom today and I have to tell you I am very much in love with this piece. Remember my impulse yarn buying a while back, no not this weeks impulse buy but a few weeks ago? This is the Interlacements Yarn purchase from my nearest yarn store in Dunedin Florida, Raspberries. I am really growing to love this little store, it is quaint, and in a quaint little town, the owner is lovely and the yarn is delicious. This message is for you GiGi Knits, I do love this store it is worth the drive especially as you can visit lots of other fun shoppes too if you have the time, which I normally do not!
Here it is in shawl form, a very soft and lovely drape I'd say. Not that I am tooting my own horn or anything. It is 18 1/2 inches wide and 73 inches long. Now that is fine for me because I am near 5'10 inches tall, although at my doctors appointment this week they had me at a solid 5' 9". I wonder if I am shrinking? But I was thinking of it for my SIL in Wisconsin who is short, I mean SHORT so keep that in mind as you are thinking about my initial question.
Here are two shots of it on my dining room table, The top one with my light on and the bottom with it off. It does look pretty nice. We don't use this table frequently, well to pile something on for a day or two but not to eat at. It could spice up this room a bit if I let it stay here.
This shawl/table runner took about 750 yards of yarn. The Interlacements Soya 2 ply was the warp yarn, it is super thin and liked to tangle. I was not impressed and probably would have shot myself in the head if I was using it to knit with. It does make a sturdy warp thread so I can't completely be mad at it. The other yarn with all the color, going back and forth is also from Interlacements, but I have no idea what the actual name of that yarn is as it was not on the skein, I only know it is the color, Grape Harvest. I have plenty left over for a scarf or two to make with this beautiful yarn. So put your thinking caps on and tell what you think this piece should be.
I have to give a shout out to my dear friend Susanne for sending me this lovely gift. It arrived yesterday after being sent on January 16. I think Susanne thought it was here, and it sure wasn't. I wonder where it went in all of those days. It traveled here from Ohio, really not that far from Florida is it? Certainly not 13 days away! I am loving this little present. The birdhouse is completely intriguing to Little Buddy, he keeps asking me if it is real. And the book is a perfect addition to my knitting book library. Thank you so much for thinking of me Susanne, you are kind and thoughtful and of lets not forget generous.
Last but not least I finished my first Wendy Supreme cotton chunky scarf. Size 13 needles made this the fastest knit ever. I went with my go to drop stitch pattern that seems to be my favorite to use with beautiful yarn. It helps the yarn go a long way and shows you the beauty of it more than a plain garter stitch scarf would.
I finished with one inch left, I am not kidding, one inch. Now that is using up your yarn!
I am taking votes, shawl or table runner?