I recently finished this shawl... for myself. This yarn languished more than a year in my stash, as I contemplated whether I should write a pattern for it. I go to all these yarn shows, wearing store-bought sweaters and my favorite hoodie; I'm a great knitter, and I looked like a scrub. So in the end, I decided knitting it and wearing it was more of a priority than being able to say I designed it myself.
Yarn: Pure Qiviut from Windy Valley Muskox, 3-ish skeins of Red Valor, one skein of Scarlet
Pattern: NoFa Shawl from La Maison Rililie - great pattern, easy to follow.
Mods: I did modify the striping sequence because I did not know for sure how much qiviut I had, and I wanted to use it ALL!
I think I finished this last week, but hadn't taken time to block it, which made me sad every time I went somewhere and thought, "I could be wearing my shawl if I'd block it already!!" This week, I did finish a sample knit, as well as a sweater that was commissioned, and will NEVER be posted on my blog. What we do for friends.
I also planted a lilac this week! Maybe it's time for a new header picture...