This is another hard month at work, but thankfully due to some scheduling swaps earlier in the year, I'll be able to go to Seattle for a few days for a conference. When I remembered this, my first thought was regret that I don't have a knitted lace shawl to wear. Wouldn't a shawl made from this yarn be the most perfect thing to wear in Seattle?
Well, knitting one while there is probably just as good, and a shawl is a great portable project, so at least that's settled. What's really hard to decide is which shawl to knit. Of course, a new drool-worthy Twist Collective just came out, with TWO gorgeous shawls. The lace pattern for Artichaut is so pretty, but it's patterned on both sides of the fabric, and I happen to like the break of doing all-purl wrong-side rows of what I imagine some people call slacker-lace. Aphrodite has a very clever 3-section design, but I'm afraid of the beading (crochet hook method). I've been hankering to make up a shawl with a fish-scale-ish design with this silvery yarn, but that would take a lot of swatching and math. Oh, choices! Hopefully I can sort out this conundrum, finish Buttercup, and have the shawl cast on and ready to knit like the wind on the plane.
Does anyone know of a good yarn shop in Seattle? One with mostly yarn (not spinning or weaving stuff) and gorgeous displays?