I seem to have a never-ending supply of Malabrigo sock yarn in Eggplant.  So far I’ve made Hömin and Simmer Dim shawls with my stash and I think I still have enough left for one more project!

This is Ysolda Teague’s Damson from Whimsical Little Knits 2 – I love the scalloped shape and simple lace pattern. It also offers a fair amount of garter stitch goodness.

I can’t help but think of the poor Damson plum tree at my parents’ place in BC when I think of this pattern. This black bear may look innocent but he not only devoured all the plums on the tree but snapped the trunk and killed it before taking a nice long nap.  My dad has since planted a replacement Damson… likely more appealing to the bears than the last!

[Top two photos courtesy of Christopher; bottom photo courtesy of my dad]



5 Replies to “Damson”

  1. A bear in the backyard! I’d be too petrified to get the camera. You can tell I’m not Canadian!
    The Damson shawl looks beautiful. I love the colour. I’m also knitting one of Isolda designs, a small Ishbel. Hopefully I’ll be able to finish to enjoy during the Autumn!

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