Knitting ~ Crafting ~ Life

Does your yarn talk to you? I have some that’s very rude.

Does your yarn talk to you? I have some that’s very rude.

Seriously, does your yarn talk to you?  Does it whisper in your ear what it wants to become to fulfil some sort of yarn destiny?  Mine does and sometimes I worry about my sanity.  This silk for example has been chattering non-stop about being a shawl.  It’s desperate to be knitted into a shawl, but it hates all the patterns I’m selecting for it.

Start of a shawl using a variation on Nurmilintu pattern with some silk yarn.
Start of a shawl using a variation on Nurmilintu pattern

I started with a 120 degree shawl, nope it didn’t like that.  So I frogged, decided upon a different shape and went for a variation on the  Nurmilintu shawl by Heidi Alexander.  (I’ve made this recently out of a silk sock weight yarn and I love it.  I’ll post photos once it’s blocked.)

Naughty yarn I even took out with me to show it some love.
I even took it out with me to show it some love.

I cast on and off we went, even taking it out with me to the Morris Minor club meet up.  Nope, the yarn considered things and then started screaming at me that it didn’t want to be this……

More frogging and searching for a different pattern.  Eventually I found one I liked, spoke nicely to the yarn and an agreement to try it was reached.  Then I discovered that the pattern is only in German.  Facepalm!

Cast on attempt 3 for this naughty yarn.
Cast on attempt 3 for this naughty yarn.

The yarn, however, was adamant that it wanted to try the Gothic Night Shawl by Marlies Carl.  So with a bit of reverse engineering and guess work based on the photos and chart in the pattern we’re cast on for version three.

Honestly, if this yarn doesn’t like this pattern I’m going to send it to the naughty step, then maybe throw it in the bin.

(I jest of course, it’s gorgeous and it’s silk.  No way I’m throwing it in the bin, but I might banish it to the back of the stash where I can’t hear it grumbling.)

 



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