Tuesday, May 15, 2007
The Luna....in Elann's Adara...color Fern...
I am through the 3rd pattern repeat.This pattern is EASY! Intuitive! It has RHYTHM!
Now, I don't know if that's because it was hard on the heels of the SunRay, which was
fast behind Kiri (who should be home soon I hear...with that shawl..well, you just never know what's going to happen next!)
Anyway, maybe the lace mojo hit....maybe it's just hours and hours of practice..(I think with SunRay I tinked at least one row for every three)...but I am only tinking maybe 1 or two stitches every pattern repeat. Seriously! Obviously it's the pattern...SK...your wonderful design and clear instruction make me want to just try more and more lacy patterns!
And just a few words about the Adara....I was worried that this yarn would be stiff and rough due to the cotton/linen construction. I shouldn't have worried. It's not butter....but it is really really soft, think cottonball soft only with more "crispness" for lack of better term. It doesn't split (even on my pointy KPOs-size 9 as per pattern if you're interested) and the color is really lovely. Folks at work and my daily drivethru latte' lady comment on the color everytime they catch me knitting. This yarn behaves itself very well. I think it will be a lovely summer weight shawl. I only have 6 skeins though, and have used 2 and started the 3rd already. I'm going to order 2 or 3 more skeins. I plan to do 6-7 repeats total. Will keep you posted!
And just 'cuz I thought it was interesting....take a look at this!
Have a great knitterly week!