I’ve been working on my Wollmeise Vamp Katanya a bit, and am down to the lace section - two more charts to go. The nice thing about this shawl is that I love it as much as when I first cast on, which is rarely the case with me. Though I’ve been distracted by new and shiny things, I’ve been motivated to keep going with this not just because I’m enjoying the knit, but also to free my needles up to cast on Quill when my Loft arrives. I’m guessing I’ll want to go all out once I get the yarn in my hands, so the sooner I get Katanya done and blocking, the better. Along with that, it’s still cool enough to enjoy in this spring weather, and I’d love to get some wear out soon!
Speaking of off the blocking board, I finally did unpin my Hemlock Ring Blanket last weekend. It’s the perfect lap blanket, and the Cascade Eco was a breeze to knit with. Combine the bulky yarn with 6.5 mm needles and it works up quickly. Who doesn’t love a little feather and fan in their life? If you’ve been considering casting this on, do so. It’s a quick, satisfying knit.
Speaking of all things Brooklyntweed, I have started my Winnowing with Saffron Dyeworks Odara. I need to intersperse it in between projects since a 1×1 twisted rib is a challenge to the wrists. Remind me to tell you about my secret weapon to stave off carpal tunnel flare ups – perhaps in a future post.
So far, I like how Winnowing is looking, and you were right about the Odara. The stitch definition is amazing. The silk content in it gives it a lovely shimmer and keeps stitches laying the way they were meant to. It’s working up so soft, it’s nearly cashmere-like, but with a whisper of a backbone. This may turn out to be The Epic Shawl. I’ve been enjoying using my Adrienne Speer yarn bowl – nice find, by the way!
How are your wedding shawls coming along?