How about this woman’s Butterfly/Papillon Shawl? Pattern on Ravelry by Marin Melchiors. 10 page pattern. I think this woman said she used Lang for the color skein. She said you need a skein that has long color repeats for this effect. She choose to do the Solid outlines in black. This is her second shawl. She finished the first in 9 days. To which someone in the knit group said “You don’t sleep do you?” Wow. I think I’ve managed to entice friend Karen to knit one.
Another passerby stopped in to show us her Azel. She knit in Bulky as the pattern called for. She is sending it to her friend in Alaska. Easy peasy pattern. She nailed it.
The really good news for me is that Doreen, shop owner and knitter and pattern publisher magnificent, looked at my sweater starts and said I’m good. If I want perfection in garter then I can knit on a machine. This is a new group for me so I didnt’ share that my tension is a wonk from day to day with news of my mom etc.
I had another wonderful afternoon knitting with these ladies and met some new ones too. I had less stressful a drive on the roads this time around. It is really good for me to go there.
A funny topic that came up was the bizarre sandwiches we used to eat:
Bread, butter and lettuce
Graham crackers and frosting
Something called schmaltz: goose fat on bread
and something one eats when their stomach is upset: soda crackers soaked in milk
Happy to share some OTHERS knits with you. OH and Teresa, they were working on a crocheted jacket. I’ll get images for you next time.