Today is a reprise of yesterday's outfit except for a change of sweater and the addition of a scarf.
- Chocolate lace cardigan, MM
- Swallowtail shawlette, MM (pre-Ravelry)
- Black Florida Birkenstocks
My Swallowtail is actually tiny, more of a scarf, but very yummy in me-dyed merino/cashmere! Over 11,000 knitters have made this shawl. Wow. Like many it was my first experience with nupps. They got easier the more I knit them and now I'm actually a fan. I know many knitters would rather use beads instead and that's a great option but nupps are softer and look especially evocative in the lily-of-the-valley pattern.
On the other hand, the cardigan came out larger than I expected. Yes, I swatched! No, the lace grew more somehow after I blocked it. As we all know, swatches lie. The yarn was high quality merino commercially spun for machine knitting. It's holding up very well after 8 years of wear.
Dressed for: housekeeping