Prunus domestica

How much do I love the Malabrigo sock?  Well, to quote Elizabeth Barrett Browning might be a bit over the top … but headed in that general direction.  On the wool spectrum, anyway.
I’m pretty sure I still love my kitty more.  Unless she keeps waking me up in the middle of the night.  Then the Malabrigo might just have the edge.

Prunus domestica

The Damson is just speeding along.  I’m so glad that Ysolda decided to put together a second whimsical collection (have I already linked there?): not only will there be lots more cute things to knit, but the imminent arrival of #2 has reminded me how much from #1 still remains only queued.  Indeed, it was with Ishbel that I went over the triangular-shawl precipice.

Prunus domestica

My only concern at this point is that the body is seeming a bit on the small side.  From the scematic, the shawl looks to be diminutive, so I’m not worried yet.  But I do know that I get more use out of — and enjoy wearing — slightly larger shawls: my silk springtime bandit has revealed itself as the most perfectest size ever (60″ across the top, 24″ at the center).  And the slightly heavier weight of the silk makes it drape beautifully.
On the other hand, the small size makes this shawl a very portable project.  And as I’m trying to start up a campus-going routine, that seems ideal.  Computer, books, notebooks, lunch, wallet, and and and … not much room left over for the knitting.
p.s. Thanks for all of your nice comments about the delayed furniture.  I needed a good whinge.  It should be here soon, though.  Fingers crossed!
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6 thoughts on “Prunus domestica

  1. Your Damson’s looking great! I’m about 1/3-1/2 way done with the lace section, and it’s still not a very deep shawlette, but it is wide. That’s perfect for me, as I intend to wear it as a scarf.

  2. i love this, and will need to make one — as seems to be the case with just about everything you knit.

    just let me know if you need me to call up that furniture company and explain the importance of that turquoise table…

  3. Oooo! I just cast on Damson yesterday too. Yours looks great so far.

    Haha. My cat loves waking me up in the middle of the night too. I’m getting ready to trade her in for some more yarn. J/K.

  4. What a cute pattern – thanks for linking to it – I need to add this to the queue!

    My cat wakes me up almost every night by head butting me…it stopped being cute years ago. :-)

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