Friday, March 23, 2007

POM Shawl

While digging for a simple project to take to knitting on Tuesday nights, I ran across 2 balls of POM yarn that I bought last year. I also had a ball of olive green with a metallic stripe down the middle. The sample I saw was knit into a stripey skinny scarf. Fluffy, shiny, fluffy, shiny. Got about 8 inches into it and decided I really don't need another scarf. This yarn is a beginners dream/nightmare. Thankfully you could never drop a stitch with the little marshmallow balls that are spaced about 2-3 inches apart. And as you can imagine, it's a nightmare to take apart. Each ball has to be lifted from the previous loop.

I vaguely remember doing this when I knit DD a hat and scarf from it last year. The colours were like marshmallows from Lucky Charms cereal. Peachy, pinky, minty. She loved them. It was a good thing! So I forgot how knitting or ripping it really went.

I don't have a shawl in my possession. I have a wrap that I bought in Portugal, but haven't worn it since we got back. More of a chilly but warm evening wrap. Not a coat, hat, glove, long underwear kind of wrap. So I thought I'd knit one out of the yarn. Not sure how long it will go, but I'll knit it till the end. I used size 15 US needles for a lacier look. Turned out pretty good size and matches well with the new coat that I got for Christmas.
This is also the first attempt at crocheting anything other than a chain stitch border. Bit blurry, but they turned out nice. It just needed a little somethin'.




4 comments:

a simple yarn said...

Very pretty and the colours really are stunning in person. Nice pommy kind of shawl....

Carol said...

Holly you just keep amazing me with your work. I really like this one.

Leigh said...

It's lovely. I like both the colors and the texture.

Heidirific said...

Holly, you are right that the pommy yarn is a beginners nightmare! I just knit a really short scarf for a friend out of a smiliar one and got so frustrated and did manage to drop stitches and I usually add them!!