Isn't it amazing what a little washy-washy and blocking will do for your knitting? This went from a big wadded up ball of UGLY pre-wash, to a light, ethereal, lacy shawl post-blocking. (Aided by 4,542,232 T-Pins, of course, because this? TOOK A LOT OF PINS. Each little loop on the bottom needed it's own pin to get it nicely shaped. That's a lot of patient, careful, pinning!)
Project details are here on Ravelry.
Just a lovely pattern, it really is, and totally FREE so you can't beat that. Thanks to the designer for sharing such a great pattern! 2005 people have knit or are knitting this project on Ravelry which is just a crazy number when you think about it. And I'm sure that will go up by a lot more now because I noticed the Yarn Harlot just knit one and where she knits, many many others follow. (Not that there is anything wrong with that. She has a knack for scoping out nicely detailed but not crazy-hard projects.) I used stash yarn for this too, which is always good. (I've pretty much given up putting a dent in the stash though. lol At this point I'm happy if I can at least keep it to a size that actually FITS in my house.)
What's up next? Citrus Mittens.
This is the designer's picture. More details here.
My first Fair Isle aka stranded aka colorwork project! SCARY!
I'm pretty far along with the first mitten and it's been, mmmm, interesting. Not as fiddly in some ways as I thought it might be, working with two colors at once, but crazy fiddly in other ways (mainly the thumb). Gotta be honest though - I'm a little deflated at the thought of having to knit two. Not so much at the time it will take (because the first one is going along pretty good) but just the thought of tackling that chart.........again. These would have been a good candidate, maybe, for the two-at-one-time method. lol