I gathered all of my cowls, shawls, and scarves the other day and threw them on the bed…
…to do some sorting.
There's a Purge Pile, a Frog Pile, a Purgatory Pile, and a Keeper Pile.
A few of the Keepers have already been washed and are drying (the ones that are less intensive in terms of blocking). I have had great success using my front-loader's handwash cycle for handknits. The hard part is finding places for drying!
Here's the Frog Pile (so far):
When you look at them this way…
Or this way (ooo, I love this one!)…
It might be hard to see any problems. But problems there are! I don't wear these shawls for one reason or another. I love the yarn, though, and I'd like to knit with it again! Here are the issues:
- I'd made at least three Baktus scarves using Opal Hundertwasser yarn and had done some riffing, back in the day, with varied success. That orange-purple one, in particular, has a weird shape.
- I like the Argosy scarf (above), also in Opal Hundertwasser, but would like it better if it were less matchy, just a tad wider, and maybe a bit shorter — this may be a straight-up re-do with aforementioned mods.
- Lakedale was knit with yarn I'd dyed at Old Maiden Aunt in Scotland. I want to like it, and I've tried, but I just can't with that super ruffly ruffle.
- I'd knit a Simply Garter Shawl for my sister in Mountain Colors 4/8's wool. Wrong! The colors are great, but it's so… not right. Also, Sharon didn't like shawls.
Stay tuned for more #knitkonmari adventures… if I can take a break from PRISMA!