But on to the prayer shawl....
|Manos Del Uruguay Prayer Shawl|
Well, that's a horribly lit photo. It's storming. Again. And the natural light in my house is non existent.
I mentioned the other day that I'd made a mistake so I threw in an open lacy row to cover it up. Then I attempted to make that look planned. Obviously I'm making this design up as I go and I'm not following a predetermined pattern.
From the beginning, I've been planning to put some kind of lacy border around the bottom. Originally, the shawl was going to be solid garter with a wide "*yo, k2tog* border. But now I'm not so sure. Now I'm thinking about a lacy, as in actual lace pattern, design in a contrasting color.
I'd been planning to use that skein of yellow Hawthorne... until I got it out of the drawer and introduced it to the Manos Del Uruguay. They aren't bad together.... but the contrast is kinda... harsh.
I really like this pink skein of Hawthorne with it.... but it's kinda pink and blue... and I don't want to look like I'm wearing a baby blanket. And yes, I have begun thinking of this shawl as mine rather than as a prayer shawl for Sue. I'm just a tad bit selfish.
And when I was trying to stuff the pink and yellow yarns back into the drawer, I noticed this miscellaneous skein of white. I think I like it best, but will it be too boring?
I have no idea what that white yarn is. I found a ton of it at a Goodwill years ago and have two skeins left. Long ago, I knit a Pi shawl with it; it was fantastic to knit with and blocked well. Other than the crinkly-ness of it, it has the same soft feel to it as the Manos Del Uruguay. I feel like it play well with the Manos. What do you think?
The polls are open. Let me know which option you vote for.