Something besides sock yarn! This yarn is another souvenir from my recent trip. This yarn is Diakeito Diamusee Fine. The yarn is from Japan and is 100% wool. Each skein is 40g / 239 yards. The color is listed as # 120 and is supposed to be self striping. I have four skeins to play with.
When I originally bought the yarn I thought I would be using it to make a scarf; but since I've gotten the yarn home, I've come across another idea. Now I am considering using two skeins to make the Forest Canopy Shoulder Shawl by Susan Lawrence. It is a pretty little shoulder shawl that is supposed to be an easy pattern to follow. It's actually the stitch pattern that I like.
But I kind of think I might not really use a triangular shawl very much. I think I'd prefer a rectangular shawl in use. I have several shawls and they are all rectangles. I've never had a triangle shaped shawl. When I actually think it through, I can't see what I'd want one either.
Who needs something pointing down to their behind? Trust me, you'd see mine without directional signs. If the point is actually long enough, I think I'd end up sitting on it most of the time. I think something rectangular in nature would be much more compatible with my nature.
Maybe I'm thinking about this all wrong. Maybe triangle shawls are really meant just to be pretty decorative item and not to be curled up with. Or maybe the intended wearer is just more elegant than me and doesn't curl up in a fluffy chair. Maybe it is for the actual knitting process that these shawls are created. Do you have a triangle shaped shawl? Do you wear the triangle shaw?
Now, in response to the comments on my dream swatch - I will be taking a picture of me wearing it and post it to the blog. I'll have to get out my tripod and set it up to take the picture. I've also been knitting on my chevron scarf during the week. Hopefully I'll have something to post soon.