I have been kind of quiet because I have been busy on secret knitting. I'm working on a shawl pattern that I am hoping to finish writing in time to submit to Knitty. My deadline is April1.
In the event that I don't make the deadline you will see it here in April.
I started knitting a sideways shawl with some beautiful yarn my son gifted to me last year. I was waiting for something special and it finally came to me. However, the pattern did not quite work out the way I had thought it would and I had the reknit the second skein of yarn. I was very unhappy with the way the reknitting of the yarn looked and decided I had to knit another shawl.
Loop, a yarn shop that carries the yarn I needed. I ended up getting 2 colors, because there is nothing like wanting to save on shipping costs in case I got home and decided I wanted an additional color.
I started knitting the new shawl and also blocked the original shawl. I decided to wet block it, which I rarely do. I found out the the messy look of the reknit yarn, all came out in the wash. I guess I didn't really need to buy the additional yarn after all.
The color is William Morris. Even though I am not really a brown person, I was a sucker for the name. He was a textile designer of the Arts & Crafts movement and I love his designs.