Real creative name, huh? It’s a shawl using the Textured Shawl pattern and was made for my husband’s second cousin, Deb. One day, creativity will be mine and ya’ll aren’t going to know what hit you. Wait for it, it’s coming. (Maybe.)
When we went to Deleware in late August, our plan was to spend a day at the beach. Sure, we went to the beach (Rehobeth, to be specific) but it was closed due to a hurricane. Apparently closed beach = boardwalk still open and you can put your feet in the water.
After grabbing some pizza at the place Matt has talked about for ages (but whose name I can’t remember) and fries from another Rehobeth-famous place, everyone wanted to go put their feet in the water for a bit. Deb and I, we had other plans.
See, Deb is also a fiber type. She mainly sews and crochets but has tried knitting before, too. She’d heard – from me – that there was a yarn shop just a few blocks off the main drag and, better yet, it was open. The store (Kitschy Stitch) was a small but jam-packed shop with lots of Rowan, Araucania, Classic Elite, Cascade, and lots of other brands I don’t remember. Somehow I managed to restrain myself until I decided that Deb needed a shawl. I let her choose between several options and she picked a deep blue cotton and bamboo blend (Queensland Collection Cotton Bamboo). She insisted on paying for the yarn despite the fact this was supposed to be a gift – she even made me a great drawstring bag for WIPs as a thank you!
The shawl pattern is great though, as last time, I got really bored about a 1/3 of the way through. Thankfully, I stuck with it because the result is amazing. Cotton provides structure, bamboo just enough drape. I would love to get more of this yarn for future don’t-necessarily-have-to-block shawls.