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I Have It On Good Authority . . .
. . . that Helen’s Laces and Jaggerspun Zephyr are the same base yarn.
Helen’s Laces is two-ply, btw (in answer to a comments question).
To Wrap or To Tie? That is the Question.
I’m curious: How do you wear triangular shawls? Do you wrap them casually around your shoulders and keep the ends loose, or do you wear them snug by tying the ends together? (I’m of the wrap variety.)
I’m a wrap girl myself, Becky! I generally wear my shawls when I’m sitting in my office at work. The temperature there fluctuates dramatically, so a shawl is perfect — I can put in on and take it off easily without messing with sleeves or fasteners.
I do have a pretty shawl pin that I’ve never used.
To Variegate or Not to Variegate? That is the Question.
While I adore the colors of your new shawl, I’m wondering about using variegated yarn for lace projects. It looks like the changing colors sort of obliterate the effect of the lace patterning action going; or is it just that the lace pattern doesn’t show up well on the computer? I’ve never watched anyone up close working on variegated lace, that’s why I’m asking. It’s that overpowering effect on the computer that stops me from using vg yarn.
Well yeah, variegated yarn can obscure a pattern if you’re not careful. But Inky Dinky was knitted in variegated and looks just fine I think.
Remember, the photo I posted of my current shawl yesterday shows it pre-blocking. The lace pattern opens up a lot after it’s blocked.
I think a variegated looks better if your lace isn’t too complicated. The Woodland Shawl fits that description — the top part of it is an all-over leaf lace, and then the bottom has trees. But the final test will be after it’s blocked.
Speaking of Inky Dinky
(Anyone googling “full frontal” is gonna be so disappointed when they get this page.)
Holly tried it on. Cute!
4-ply Katie tried it on. Cute!
And our Phyl-Phyl tried it on.
We love our Phyl-Phyl.
P.S. to Christina
Lucy says “That’s okay — as long as you know now that I am a girl!”