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Terra two (and one)

January 19, 2012

Last December, for reasons I won’t get into here, I was (for most of the holiday season) all alone with nothing but a Terra (which I never ended up blogging), tea and HBO On Demand to keep me busy.

This year, even though nearly everything was different (the whole family was together, there was much more coffee than tea, and I didn’t really have time to watch anything since I was making some very complicated dinners for Xmas Eve and Xmas Day) I found myself back in December, making a second Terra.

The first Terra, was made from two skeins of Noro Sock and some leftover Organic Wool.

All the yarn had been slated for other projects, but they somehow came together harmoniously to make an extremely cozy and thick shawl that is probably best suited as a lap blanket than anything else.

There was a very small amount of yarn left. Pretty awesome ending if you ask me.

But, that’s not actually the end, since this is only the first Terra. The second started back in… June 2011 when a very dear friend announced his engagement to a very lovely girl. I consulted with him about what to make her, and came up with the following suggestions

1. Nothing too fancy/lacy


Done and done. I found some Madeline Tosh Light Merino (my current obsession) in a pink/purple color called Flashdance and set to finding a pattern. My first choice was Gale, but it was scrapped after several dozen rows. I wasn’t really happy with the way the yarn and pattern were working out together.

Next up was the Shieffelin Point Shawl, also scrapped soon after it was started. I don’t really think that the fingering weight was suited to a DK weight pattern. I probably should have known better, but sometimes substitutions like that work out fine.

Take three was Herbivore. Once again, there was probably a pattern/yarn problem… I honestly don’t remember anymore. All I know is that for take 4 I decided to go with Terra again. It had the things I wanted (a textured but plain body and some not-too-fancy edge bits), plus I had made it before so I knew it would work out fine.

Deja vu all over again.

I finished this shawl less than 24 hours before heading to Boston for a visit. (It would have been less of a crunch if I hadn’t made an annoying mess during the bind off that made me put the shawl on hold for a few days while I calmed down.) I boarded a bus on a Saturday afternoon with a still slightly damp shawl and delivered it to a very happy soon to be married lady that same evening.

Once again I was left with a minimal amount of yarn (no photo of that).

Is this the last we’ll see of the Terras? Probably not. While I doubt I’d make another for myself, Terra is a great pattern and I may need to whip up a shawl for someone in the future. There may in fact be a Terra three before you know it.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. January 19, 2012 8:53 pm

    She loves her shawl (and I think it’s pretty awesome too)!

  2. March 16, 2012 1:46 pm

    I love the purple one, the colour of the yarn is gorgeous!!
    I have to order this pattern, I am so loving it.

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