For those of you who thought the stories from DC were over — think again! Yes, there’s more! Two posts for the price of one.
One of the things I did when I visited Sally was work on my Maia Shoulderette designed by Romi Hill. The reason I could not finish it here was because I was out of yarn. I was using yarn from my stash: Colinette Jitterbug in a light green with rust highlights (Moss)…but I made two fatal mistakes: 1- I added a repeat even though I didn’t mean to (don’t ask!) and b- chose a yarn without much yardage.
When Sally and I bought the yarn, we got three skeins of ~330 yards each in anticipation of each making socks. So I am the yarn hog. I brought my almost finished Maia to DC and worked on it non-stop until that bad boy was done. By the end, the rows were ENDLESS!!! I think I probably used two full skeins to finish it.
The fun thing about this pattern is the start: Romi uses a play on the garter tab cast on, incorporating a large leaf motif:
The bottom edge:
Here you can see the unusual shape — a “stay on your shoulders” kind of shape:
Sally and I both worked on this shawlette. She wrote some notes on her Ravelry project page that describe both of our thoughts about this pattern.
I’m not sure exactly when I’ll wear this, but it is kind of cute.