It's been over a month since I finished one of my knitting projects. That's way too long. I made it my mission last week to get something, anything, off my needles, and thankfully Friday night I succeeded!
This is my Meadow Grass shawl, which was originally a Cameo. I started Cameo when we went to Florida for Kali's lingerie shower, realized about 20 picots in that I had been counting the picot stitches wrong, and then subsequently realized I no longer wanted to make picots and cut the whole thing off the yarn. As pretty as Cameo is, I need to keep my sanity, and Meadow Grass helped with that.
I was really unsure about the color combination at first. It's a bit outside my comfort zone, but I like it. Mary Catherine helped me choose it, actually, after I was plagued with failure to launch and was overwhelmed with too many colorwork choices! The yarn is a skein of Tosh Merino Light I've had in my stash forever and one of my first Hedgehog Fibres sock club skeins. An unlikely pair, definitely. After working on it for a while, I realized it kind of looks like DC in the spring: cement and cherry blossoms. I think because of that it makes the perfect spring shawl!
I'm not 100% happy with the way it blocked. I'm not sure if the bindoff was too tight or if I blocked too aggressively, but you can see in the last picture that the bottom keeps rolling up. The bindoff doesn't feel too tight, but who knows - it still might be. I hope the rolling isn't noticeable when it's on. There's no way I'm going to rip out the bindoff and do it again!
I'm working through my remaining WIPs--a cowl, a shawl and a pair of socks I started in January(!)--before I start anything new, though I did just get the Little Skein in the Big Wool Little House shawl kit! I'm anxious to cast on...how quickly can I complete everything else?!