Since the beginning of the year, I’ve been knitting mostly shawls while throwing in a couple of socks here and there. It started with knitting Marin by Ysolda Teague almost twice. Still it came out lovely and drapy, and is winging its way to a friend in need of prayer shawl (merino, silk and cashmere should be comforting).
Then I joined Ysolda’s shawl club this year and got to knit a completely opposite yarn – hearty, hairy, woolen spun loftiness:
The third shawl was from stash, deep stash, as it turns out, in a bright punchy spring green sorta-solid. I added beads in the way that the pattern suggested, made it less circular than the pattern talked about it, and I really, really like it! Airy, blingy, springy!
And the last one I’ve knit was a yearning that I had for at least a couple of years. I knit a Sherilyn shawl (again by Ysolda) in the amazing Rayon Metallic by Blue Heron for a friend who’d just lost her father and her uncle. It came out really well, and ever since I wanted one for myself. Now I do, in just the perfect colors for me:
All these shawls are done, and now I’m onto knitting the sweater kit from Rosemary Hill – but first I have to get gauge~Yeah that. Already down two needle sizes and not sure it’s enough!
And then, there’s the fact that another installment in the shawl club should be coming shortly. Uh-oh…