(Also, le SIGH. Rhinebeck wound up not working out this year–Daniel is just too young to handle his extroversion and I was forced to conclude that I’d spend a lot of money to have a rotten time. Next year, he’ll be old enough for me to ditch both kids with the hub and have a really good time.)
So, in lighter news, it’s been kind of awhile since you saw an FO ’round these parts, eh?
Pattern: Flower Basket Shawl by Evelyn Clark
Yarn: Sundara Silky Fingering Merino, “Autumn Rose”. From the first Seasons Club collection.
Time Elapsed: Uhhhhh. Hm. A couple of months? I’ve honestly forgotten.
Notes/Modifications: The only modification I made to the (excellent, as usual) pattern was to knit a few extra repeats. The fingering silky merino is the everlasting gobstopper of yarn. Seriously. I had something around the yardage called for in the pattern, and got 3 extra repeats out of that ball, and probably had yarn for a 4th. It was trippy.
With the extra repeats, I got a nicely-sized shawl out of it–not so large I can only wear it as formalwear, not so small I have to wear it as a scarf. (Something like 48″ wingspan and 25″ deep?)
The yarn itself is wonderfully soft and the color really grew on me with time. I think, in the end, that it’s subtle, gorgeous, and flattering. Of course, I’m not the only fan of the finished item.
Truly, a success.