Yarn: Gnomeacres Scruffy Sock in the Pumpkin Spice Latte colorway
Needle: Size 4
My second Eiku. Just as simple and fun as the last time I made one. Again, the only modification I did was the increases around the spine: M1R & M1L instead of yarn overs. I’ve said it before, but I’m just not crazy about the holes YOs make around the center spine of a shawl. I’m super pleased with this one, much like the first. This is one of those 400-yard shawls that actually blocks out to an ok size. The curved ends of the shawl help it stay around your neck.
And can I brag on Gnomeacres? This yarn is so fun and festive! I have a few other skeins dyed by her, and I’ve been hoarding them like the little jewels they are. I definitely recommend giving her shop a look if you’ve never checked out her stuff.
While dyeing really isn’t my thing anymore, I have been pretty happy with the things I’ve spun from my hand-dye days. It honestly felt good to give away all my dyeing stuff. When you realize something just isn’t for you, and you release all that stuff from your life, it is almost like a cleanse, a healthy actualization. So for this finished yarn. I had about 8 ounces of superwash merino I’d dyed a semisolid green. I kept it pretty simple – 2 ply. I really am in a phase of doing 2 ply yarns! For awhile there I was chain plying everything.
Now what to spin next…?