It Seemed Like A Good Idea
I've been looking around for something a little more challenging than fingerless mitts. I thought the project above would fit that description. This is the CITY-Stole from Vera Kaltenecker. It's kinda cool, eh? It's also 14 pages of charts. With lotsa little symbols. It calls for a fingering weight yarn but we didn't have the color I wanted at the store so I decided to go with Blue Sky Alpaca's "Alpaca Silk" which is a sportweight. In a nice shade of grey. I've done 11 rows and IT'S NOT WORKING.
I need a yarn that's substantially ethereal. The Alpaca Silk, as lovely a yarn as it is, is looking far too bulky. I figure if I'm going to be knitting my personal version of Michelangelo's "Sistine Chapel" it better be perfect. So now I have seven hanks of Alpaca Silk. And I'm thinking ...
This the Luna Moth Shawl, which is a free pattern from Elann.com. This chart has a lot fewer symbols. And it's only one page. It does have a nasty provisional cast on but did I mention it has fewer pages? Moths are grey, right?