See what I mean? The pooling has taken all the attention from the lace pattern. Last night, I finally admitted to myself that it was not worth going on. I did some search and found Ella. The originally pattern also used a variegated yarn ... but still I have to make sure it works well with mine too:
I think it is A LOT better. I like the idea of a V-shaped shawl, so I am going for that. A plus for the pattern is that it is surprisingly easy to memorize. I hope to get more done to show you how it turns out.
While I am still waiting for the zipper to arrive, I started a real winter sweater using a discontinued yarn:
Como is a very very light merino yarn which feels very soft in the hand. I originally planned to make one of the sweaters from the Jaeger 09 Como Collection. But then the Urban Aran from Street Smart caught my eyes. One good thing about knitting with bulky yarn is that it is fast. I knitted 2/3 of a sleeve for gauge testing and then now I am almost at armhole shaping for the back:
Suddenly realized that I am knitting a sweater in ribbing again!