green is my favorite color, no doubt. and i love all the other colors too, but green is number one. and after i got this palette from knitpicks, i started thinking how nice it would be for the dovecote shawl. sometimes you just need a good basic wool, especially for a pattern that reminds me so much of gansey, but with lace ....
i'm ever so pleased with this shawl ... i wore her today, took the pictures this morning, but am now bundled up in windpro fleece as the day has turned ugly.
what i enjoyed ... the changing patterns. just when you're "over" one repeat, you get to switch to a new one. and then, after all those different stitch patterns, there's still the edge border. with that, i patiently purled backwards. the border is rather narrow, and i didn't want to keep flipping my knitting back and forth, so i purled backwards, ... to get the garter stitch. hmmm ... did i purl or knit backwards? well ... whatever i did, i got garter stitch, as i was suppose to. it's not hard. i'm sure there's videos out there on the net.
now, i am semi-projectless. i still have my aran sweater to knit, but i want to start a new shawl. i have been trying to figure out for a week already what's next. i have no idea. but, i will figure it out this weekend.
ps ... whoops! i knitted the "petite" size on 4mm needles with approx 554 yards of fingering wt. yarn. the pattern in this size calls for 600 yds.