I’ve knit enough on my new Daybreak that it looks a bit different from yesterday’s version. Here it is:
The stripes have begun. You can see that there is a lot of curve in this at the moment. I’m pretty sure that I could straighten it out a lot in blocking (which is still a ways off, mind you) but Meg says it looks as though it will curve nicely around her neck as it is. So this is a go – I’m going to keep knitting until I get low on yarn.
I have also started – and frogged – and started again – and frogged – and am preparing to start again a new shawl, called the Lune Shawl (rav link) by Miriam L. Felton of MimKnits. I discovered this by following a reference in Ysolda’s blog. Miriam has a new book out called Twist & Knit, which contains several patterns which are designed to allow you to use up all of a precious yarn. I think these are perfect for Meg’s yarn. And the Lune Shawl is particularly scrumptious and will work great for an Evolution, I believe. Here is a photo of it from the pattern.
In addition to the stockinette version shown in the pattern, there is a pattern with the outer section still stockinette but the other sections filled with two different lace patterns. My first attempt was to insert different lace patterns in the sections. I still like the idea, but making the charts was very tough, so I gave it up for the time being. Then I cast on and started the stockinette version without markers. After a very short time I found myself confused, so I frogged again. I think I’m going to try it in the stockinette version with markers this time and see how it goes. The shaping is just fantastic. I’m working with the Petit-Four from the last club, in Muse. The yarn in the upper left in this photo: