This was a project I hoped to make on a recent car trip we went on, but I was too car sick and nothing was helping this time. The yarn is Wollmeise leftover from the Ladrada Shawl. The pattern was enjoyable, and even the lace part didn’t need a whole lot of concentration, so that’s perfect. It’s the Peasant Shawl from GoddessKnits and it’s a ‘free with purchase’ pattern. I added one extra lace repeat to each side just to make it a little larger and to use up my yarn. It’s one I will surely make again, so it’s worth checking out if you like simple shawls that really don’t look simple. I’m all about what I like to call, the lazy hoorah!
Never having made a shawl from the edge up, I decided to give this one a go. This is the Ledrada Shawl by Mer Almagro made in Wollmeise. The colorways: Lace edge (Sabrina), main (Feldmaus) and the strips (Die Auster). Interesting to work in this way because just when you’ve had enough, you don’t have 600 stitches on your needles as with most patterns, you only have a few. The yarn was held double, so I used up a lot quickly but it has a very cushiony feel. A Keeper.
I’ll call it ‘collecting’ because I have a plan for it and I keep it neat. Since the vendor will only let you buy one skein in any color at a time, and it sells out in minutes (flying right out of your online shopping cart and all) it’s taking me a while to get some of the colors I need. For the work it takes to get it, it’s a little hard to spend it on a project.
I just can’t help it. When someone says, “Wollmeise.” I say, “Yes, please.”
This stuff has colors I’ve never seen anywhere. I don’t know how people are able to part with it from their own stash, but they do. I’ve seen them list it as a yarn they’ll trade or sell. Nope. Can’t fathom it. I find it hard to even “spend it” on a project.
I just want to keep it, pristine and looking just like this: