The Daisy Shawl

Actually, I never wanted to knit this. I accidentally started it when Rebekka asked me to find a way to increase invisibly in daisy stitch. I just took a ball of yarn I could not think of a project for and started knitting. After the first 10cm, I was way too lazy to frog and continued to knit a triangular shawl in daisy stitch. Then, suddenly, I had knit up the full two balls of yarn! But what to do with a striped shawl in muddy grey scales? I decided to add a purple i-cord from scraps which definitely makes the project more appealing. Nonetheless, I have gifted it to a friend as I never would have worn it. I am sure, she will love it a lot more than I would.

The shawl is knit from two balls of Schachenmayr Merino Extrafine 285 Lace, a standard Merino lace yarn in an exceptionally ugly colourway, and 11g of Wollmeise Lace in Lavendel WD for the i-cord. I will not buy any of the used yarns again. The Schachenmayr yarn is good but nothing special, and Wollmeise and me are never going to be friends. When I use wollen yarns, I want them to feel at least a bit sheepy and not completely like softly spun cotton. But this is my opinion and I am totally okay with you when you love that brand. It’s just not my style.

Spider Socks

I finally have managed to complete my boyfriend’s first pair of socks. Due to EU size 45, it was not the greatest pleasure to knit, but I had imagined it  a lot worse in advance. The main thing is, he loves them. He even has requested a second pair, although the next one might consist of plain vanilla socks, but let’s see.

I adapted the spider socks pattern to size 45, casting on 72 stitches and leaving out the cables on the back. Nonetheless, I still needed 112g of Wollmeise Twin in colorway Heavy Metal.

Just a few remarks on the highly praised Wollmeise. As much as I like the shaded colors, I dislike the feel of that yarn. It reminds me of cotton, although it consists of 80% merino wool and 20% Nylon. I don’t think we will become close friends in the future.