A New Candidate for Lady Eleanor's Shawl?
I started Dead Leaves in the Backyard on my flight out to visit my mom in California. I'm using Peruvian Tweed in Color #113 (you can't see in any picture online but there's a lot of dark brown and light blue in it and it is soooooooft). Since it was a 5.5 hour adventure I thought that sitting still for so long with a tray in front of me was the perfect time to take a crack at this hard pattern. I had to frog four times, but I think I'm beginning to get the hang of it. I am on row 11 and do not yet see a pattern but hope to eventually. Perhaps I'll make some major headway on the way back? I've printed 22 copies of the chart so that I can highlight my way through each row.
This trip for me has been all about relaxing and to relax I knit and shop for yarn. It's true, I have been to every LYS* I have possibly been able to visit, with more coming.
Since I've been missing my own personal favorite LYS I cruised to their website. Upon thinking about it, I have decided that Colinette yarns might make a fabulous Lady Eleanor Shawl of Wonders. Since each skein is hand painted and the colorways are so unique and marvelous I thought that maybe they would shift and turn marvelously, similar to how we've seen Noro yarns knit up in this pattern.
Take a look at some of the colorways. Graffiti seems like it would be really cool, as does Shimmer Five.
Now, since I have spent my yarn budget for the next few months out here in California, I cannot rush out and test this theory until perhaps November. So I implore anyone thinking about this pattern who wants to drop $100 on five skeins of yarn to knit it up and show me what you've got.
It's a thought.
Jersey City, NJ (Currently Castro Valley, CA)
*Local Yarn Shoppe
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