Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Long-Lost WIP: Leaf and Nupp Shawl


Okay, so I totally started this shawl uhhh... a year ago.  I think I may have cast on for it on the bus on the way to work last summer.  I worked on it pretty hard for about a week, then dropped it for newer, shinier projects.  (Which is, admittedly, my knitterly M.O.)  But it's interesting, because given that it's a) Estonian lace and b) Madelinetosh, I would think that it would be a speedy and winning combination.  It's also what is perhaps my favorite green ever: ginger and olive and apple green all rolled into one glorious colorway called Filigree.  I have seen other skeins of Filigree, and none are quite the same as mine.


Anyhow, I picked this up after casting off Wayfarer - which I still need to block - because I needed something to work on during the move that I wouldn't need to think too much about.  Kinda silly, because I vaguely remember that I put this shawl down because it was too hard.  In fact, I wrote a poem about it here.  In short, this shawl kicked my ass.  I don't know why I thought it would be a good idea to use it as a brainless project.

And yet.  I've been working on it, and working on it a lot.  And liking it.  I guess it just needed a year or so to come around.

Although it still keeps on muttering something about a waffle iron...

1 comment:

Jitters said...

haha! let me know if leaf and nupp ever decides to speak at a poetry slam. i would go to that. seriously... that is a fabulous color!! and the pattern is lovely!!!