At last, progress

by | Nov 9, 2010 | Uncategorized

Well after three days of stitch dictionaries and swatching and evil housework that steals my mojo… I think I’ve finally made some progress. I have a solid idea and chart for a new shawl. It’s also kind of innovative – at least in so much as I’ve never seen anyone else do it quite like this. I hope it works. But now we have the million dollar choice. The yarn. It’s gonna be a lovely blue-green, this much I know for sure. But which coveted, highly sought after, high-end luxury, blue-green  yarn should it be?
In this corner we have the Sanguine Gryphon’s Skinny Bugga in Signatus Lacewing.


What does this contender have going for it? Well for one thing I *adore* the base. Love it. Like the wedding is next Sunday. I have remnants of regular Bugga leftover from my Renita and I use it over and over for swatching because it’s just so danged nice to work with. It’s an MCN yarn and has 450 yards to 4 oz. So it will make a good size shawlette.

But it’s up against Wollmeise.


Pfferminz Prinz. (I think I spelled that right). It’s 100% Merino (I think – I lost the tag!) and it’s over 550 yards. So it would make a more substantial shawl. And this shawl will be involved enough that it would be worth it to use more yardage. But I honestly don’t love the cottony way it feels as you are working with. And even though I tinkered with the blur up there, it’s really that lovely of a color.

So what do you think? (Pam – I know what you think!) Which yarn should I do? The little bitty swatch in the background is not indicative of what the pattern will look like – that’s just a possible transition.  And when it comes down to it the yardage isn’t that different. Thoughts? Decisions, decisions.


  1. Sara

    Both of them are so gorgeous! I couldn’t make a decision. Glad I don’t have to lol!

  2. Rae

    Sadly I have never had the chance to work with either yarn but Sanguine Gryphon’ seems to have more of a pop of the colors then the WM both are very pretty but I choose number 1. I can’t wait to see what you choose & what you end up making.

  3. Tilly

    The skinny bugga looks gorgeous. Sadly both yarns are difficult to get hold of over here.

  4. trillian42

    LOL Well, I *am* a little biased. 😀
    I’ll admit, I do like the idea of a bigger shawl, though, so I’m torn.


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