While I’m working on a project I can’t share until next year (I know, it’s killing me to not share), I’m working on my Plumpy Shawl. I kind of fell in love with shawls last year after making my Dotted Rays, the blue Askews Me Shawl and my favorite rainbow Askews Me Shawl. I don’t really like fingering weight yarn and all of these are made with dk weight and are really great for my commute to work. On Monday a little girl about 7 or 8 was mesmerized watching me knit my Plumpy on the train. The colors merging together are pretty mesmerizing if I do say so myself. I love all of the shades of purple and magenta I’ve picked for it and I’m getting closer and closer to the end. Ever since I made my cousin her Waiting for Rain shawl in purple and orange I’ve wanted a purple shawl for myself.
Photos really don’t do this color justice, it’s Spell by Hedgehog Fibres. I rarely find it in stock and the one day I did I scooped up the last 2 skeins in dk weight I could find. I really want to make my cousin an entire sweater out of this color since she loves purple so much. I definitely have to keep my eyes peeled. I promise once I’m finished, I’ll share propper photos.
And on another knitting note, I came home from work and was pleasantly surprised to see my husband wearing his Sawyer sweater. I knit this one a while back as part of a seamed sweater class and learned a lot. He hasn’t worn this one all winter, he says it’s a bit on the warm side but his office doesn’t have the heat turned on and he knew it would be perfect. When I made this I focused so much on my tiny mistakes I made in reading my stitches and following the pattern (Brooklyn Tweed patterns are written for a very advanced knitter, hence why I took a class to go through this one with lots of help). But when I saw it on him yesterday I didn’t see my mistakes, I mean I saw them, but they weren’t the focus. It’s still a beautiful sweater. I can’t let minor mistakes ruin the joy of a beautiful finished object.