Yarn: Knitpicks Shimmer in “spice” colourway
Needles: 4 mm
Mods: Cast off using my favourite shawl cast off, from the Twilight Shawl.
Ravelry project page is here.
Notes: Love, love, love. The pattern is wonderful, and great for on-the-go knitting, since it’s lightweight and isn’t any more complicated than stockinette and increases and decreases. Yet it produces a wonderfully unfussy, utterly perfect shawl. If you aren’t into lace, then people, this is your shawl.
(I know I didn’t do the typical wingspan/full shawl shot, but I’ll distract you with a shot of Gatsby and me having a moment instead)
I hadn’t used Knitpicks Shimmer before, but I love the result. Especially in the spice colourway- I really wish they had more yarns available in this colour, it’s amazing!! That perfect burnt orange, with lovely shades of turmeric and deep red, made me love this shawl even more. I tend to fall back into the same kind of colour palette with my clothes, so I love having shawls in colours I don’t usually wear- it’s the perfect way to change up an outfit or a look, without a wardrobe overhaul.
(I love how well the little horse pin goes with the shawl- the horsey has the same russet tones. It’s really old- it was vintage to begin with, and I’ve had it since I was a child. I’m shocked I never lost it.)
I need to have an Etsy gush for a moment. Here’s a picture of the t-shirt I’m wearing in the photos above, which I love.
My wonderful husband got me an awesome and different t-shirt from this etsy seller for Christmas. And I loved it, but the size wasn’t right. We conversed with the seller, who did up a new one in the size I needed, but because we had to wait a few weeks for the t-shirts she prints on to arrive at her workshop, she threw in the awesome t-shirt pictured above. Just because she felt bad about me having to wait. Now I have two awesome t-shirts! And a lot of love for the seller.
See, if I had ordered from a big on-line store, and they were out of stock, tough bananas for me. But what I love about buying on Etsy is that direct relationship between the craft-person and the buyer, so that if there is a hiccup, even a tiny one, they go out of their way to make your shopping experience with them memorable and wonderful. You feel life they actually care about you, and that’s how you get customers for life. NY Hop, I love you!!