A late night finish – I was so close to the end I couldn’t stop until I’d cast off, so I’m a little sleepy today.
This shawl, Line Break, is a great pattern for nightly TV-and-reading knitting. Lots of garter stitch, some easy short row sections, and eyelet thrown in to add some variety.
I had two complementary skeins of Malibrigo yarn, one of my favorite brands. Their construction was very different. The sock yarn is a multi ply fingering weight. The Mechita is a single ply yarn. It is also fingering, but definitely lighter/airier internally then the sock yarn. Very similar to Madeline Tosh merino light yarn, another big favorite. You can see the differences in the photo above and just below if you look closely.
The colorways called out to be togetherness. In the skein they looked the same, though once wound into cakes the sock yarns violet tones showed up more, and the Mechita was redder.
I alternated every two rows, and loved every minute of knitting such pretty colors.
It looks a little ruffled in this just-finished late night dim lighting shot (that really changes the colors) but it will block out into an asymmetric straight edged wrap of pretty good size. I can tell it is going to get worn a lot.
My other finish of the day was this also poorly lit TV stand that arrived in a flat pack box yesterday and sat in the rain on my porch for several hours until I got home. Luckily it was well wrapped inside and the wet didn’t do any harm.
I immediately went to work assembling it, and then filled the book shelf with knitting and traveling books, along with some other random titles that needed a home. So nice to have a new stand that doesn’t show each and every wire!