One of the bonuses of my cosy Air BnB in Edinburgh was a huge mirror and lots of light. So I took the chance to take a few pictures of me wearing another project finished last year – my Cameo shawl. And then I realised that taking a picture of yourself in a mirror rarely looks good and have reverted instead to a couple of selfies. Hey ho.
In short: this was a really, really boring knit which, now it’s finished, is really really wearable (phew). I always knew it’d be quite dull to make – it’s a lot of garter stitch and a pattern where you keep increasing until you cast off (picot cast off – argh!). To be fair, it gets more interesting – the stripes section livens things up a bit and when you reach the simple lace section it motors along. But there honestly is a lot of garter stitch, which resulted in this taking several months when I should have had it done in a few weeks.
Happily, I love the colours and I love the material it makes, and I love wearing it now it’s done – in fact I wear it all the time. I really like the fact that it’s an asymmetrical triangle . Also the yarn is heavenly. It’s two skeins of Town End Alpaca/Silk that I bought at last year’s Fibre East and the garter fabric is so soft and warm (alpaca, silk and cashmere – utterly beautiful). It’s listed as a sock yarn but I feel it would be wasted on feet – however it is perfect for scarves/shawls. (Also also, it holds perfume for ages, I’m wearing it around my neck as I type this and keep getting delicious little wafts of the jasmine Eucalan I used to wash it last – highly recommended.)