7 Small Shawls: T - 50 days and counting down.
First, thanks so much to you all for the comments on my capelet! I will cardigan-ize it, but it will be *after* I've finished my other projects.
And thank you for all the well wishes. Speaking of your concern...I have a confession to make, and I'm a little embarrassed. Methinks I doth protest too much. The truth is that I like chaos. I profess not to, but when I am too long without it, I create some for myself. Then I proceed to forget this about myself and I become a little overwhelmed. Luckily, my memory eventually comes back and I give myself a virtual slap upside the head. I thrive under deadline. I have done some of my best work during all-nighters, and I've always been like this. In fact, I used to have a crazy deadline-oriented job (creating proposals for multi-million dollar engineering contracts). Lots of all-nighters, believe me. And speaking of all-nighters...I pulled one last night. It was just so peaceful while the kids were asleep! I couldn't help myself. And I got a lot accomplished. After a two and a half hour nap, I'm refreshed and back at it! Can I add that this wouldn't be possible if my doctor had not figured out that I was vitamin D deficient?! What a difference.
So now that I've gotten that off my chest, I will tell you: don't worry. The remaining small shawls will be my best work, no matter how quickly they happen. Because, really; deadlines inspire me in a crazy crazy way. The biggest problem is lack of time to knit up all the ideas after a brain storming session. And also? I've been designing these shawls in my mind's eye for months and months. I already know what they look like, and am in the details stage. I know I will get them designed and knit by the end of the year and I will be proud of them; it's the test knitting that most likely won't be finished. (Note to self: post about design process.)
But enough of the talking, you want to see yarn pr0n. Right?! Look what came in the mail today!
Some Mmmmmmmmmalagrigo sock in Solis from The Loopy Ewe. (Photo taken on The Bear's leaf collection.) I got it thinking that I might make my next small shawl out of it. But now I'm not so sure. I have a definite color scheme in mind. Here are the contenders. Maybe you all can help me a little with this one. Along with the Malabrigo are Bugga! in Adonis Butterfly and, in the middle, a color I asked Karen to dye for me. I'm thinking it's name is Jamaica Farewell.
Here they all are in the sun. OMG, they are gorgeous. The colors are just breath-taking together.
And another picture because I cannot get enough of the colors! I love them all. So the question is...which one?!?! The Malabrigo is much more variegated than the other two, and this may be an issue, as there will be a pattern in the shawl. I'm not sure how much the variegation would obscure said pattern, however. I think I'm trying to prolong this so I can just stare at the yarn and fondle it some more.
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