Mona Lisa

Mona Lisa

The Name

Mona Lisa by Nat King Cole

Random music selection.

The Shawl

On The Needles: August 25, 2020 – August 31, 2020

Needle Size: US 9

Pattern: Mousseux by Organdi Bidouille

Seemed like a very simple pattern that I could work on while continuing to watch Breaking Bad. Despite a garter tab start, mine did not curl so I didn’t mind the garter tab start. I actually maintained symmetrical stitch count until the last two rows of the section; I am blaming my yarn chicken loss, causing a break mid row. The to complicate things, mesh was next; but this was no ordinary P2TOG/YO or K2TOG/YO – I wouldn’t have even minded a SSK/YO. This was a K2TOG on right side and SL1KPSSO/YO on the left. The K2TOG was hard for me; I need to speak with an expert knitter to find out why it is so difficult for me to get the needle in both stitches. In actuality, the SL1KPSSO/YO was the easier side. Anyway, the mesh always gets messed up for me, so I decided not to count stitches anymore; I figured the mesh would work itself out. It did, but the bind-off was something very involved: CO2, BO2, K2TOG, slip first stitch over second, slip remaining stitch to left needle, and something I had never encountered.

The Yarn

Artful Yarns Serenade (Colors: 6002 My Funny Valentine & 6003 Sunrise Sunset; Content: 70% Pima Cotton, 30% Angora; Weight: Aran)

I have been holding onto these four skeins of yarn for a very long time. I was going to make the Miss Marple Scarf, but changed my mind to a shawl. I was not aware of the angora component before I promised to gift the shawl to my sneaky maid.

Mona Lisa

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