Finished: Moonraker Shawl

This is one of those rare projects that I didn't share on social media at all before finishing it.  I usually only keep gifts secret, in case the recipient gets a whiff before it's ready, but I just never got around to sharing it.  Really the only social media I use frequently is Instagram, so I guess it's not that much of a surprise.

This is my Moonraker, which I really enjoyed knitting.  The little moon rocks (I guess?  I don't speak German, obviously) were a neat, new stitch and weren't difficult at all after I watched a YouTube video.  I let Nick pick the colors I used for this--color overload is a real thing and happens frequently in this house--so unfortunately I'm a little meh on it.  It's pretty, don't get me wrong, but it reminds me of my grandmother more than it looks like something I'd wear.  So while it was fun to make and while the yarn is amazing, I'm not entirely sure I'll ever wear it.

You'd think I'd know by now that I need to stick to fall colors.  Every time I make something in my favorites--mint, gray, fall colors--I wear the hell out of it, and when I step out of that comfort zone, it never gets worn.  I'm a one-trick pony I suppose, but I'm learning that that's okay, and why knit if you won't enjoy the final product?  The same goes for quilting.

Anyway, speaking of fall, I just got home from buying some interfacing at Joann and they were putting out their fall decor.  As someone who both lives for fall and has a soft spot for somewhat-tacky craft store decorations, my heart was all aflutter.  If it was on sale, I would've come home with two "chalkboard" signs and glass string lights shaped like pumpkins and owls.  But my coupon was expired and they were full-price; the decorations will have to wait.  Fall is coming!

Pattern: Moonraker by Melanie Berg / Yarn: Plucky Knitter Bello in Early Light (light blue), Plucky Knitter Snug Fingering in Salty Dog (pink), Plucky Knitter Feet in Top Hat (charcoal gray) / Ravelry notes here