Thursday, September 9, 2010

I finally finished this triangular shawl out of an acrylic yarn that looked like Mohair but was so soft and not itchy.  It turns out I was very dissappointed in the stiches as they appear very irregular and normally my knitting is just the opposite.  Very smooth.  I don't know if it was mistakes I was not aware of in working with it or if it was the fact that it was a commonly known brand yarn but found in the local dollar store.  I just loved the feel and color of periwinkle and thought I could make this as a Christmas gift for my wonderful neighbor who makes my coffee every morning.  It turns out it is not of a good enough quality in the stiches to be given as a gift so I will move on to another project.

I don't know if things like this happen to others who knit from time to time, but it is very  discouraging when so much time is spent on a piece.  I usually go to the more expensive yarn shops and have seen this yarn there.  I'm glad I did not pay the premium price as I would have gotten the same result had I bought it there.
But it is certainly pretty enough for me to wear when I catch a chill while watching tv.

Hope all your projects whether they be knitting or paper arts or whatever, turn out just the way you hope.


  1. I think this shawl is lovely Peggy! I would be honored to wear it! xxoo

  2. Nice to meet you Peggy....I am a knitter and yes it can be very frustrating when you knit an item and it doesn't turn out the way you expected......are you sure you aren't being too hard on looks very pretty.

    I haven't met Marilyn in person but feel very close to her through blogging...She's a jewel....

    I joined your blog and hope to be back for a visit soon....

  3. I love the shape & color of this piece, and I also think perhaps your inner critic is being too harsh.

  4. Peggy,
    I, too, would be honored to receive this lovely shawl as a gift! I agree w/Kerri - your inner critic is being too harsh. The color is wonderful...and I am sure your coffee supplier would be delighted to receive this.



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