Pattern: Emma's Shawl from Literary Knits
Yarn: Crystal Palace Yarn Kid Merino
Needles: Size 4 Caspian Needles
Modifications: None, just gloriously knit as written
Review: This is one gorgeous piece of knitting, if I do say so myself.
(And how cute is my model! I made that too!)
I love everything about this shawl. Knitting it was a joy. Miles and miles of endless knit stitch. I haven't slept through the night in six months. I'm pretty sure I was actually asleep when I knit most of this shawl and was working by muscle memory alone.
I was unsure about the colors when I began this shawl. I usually knit with solid or semi-solid shades. I very rarely knit anything besides socks with variegated yarn. I feared I was creating lacey technicolor clown barf.
One of Pork Chop's friends assured me this was most decidedly not clown barf. At the very least it was unicorn barf. Which I hear is way better. All talk of barf aside, I love the way these colors played together.
See! So pretty.
Squishy loves it too!
Her joy was so great she forgot her deep seated hatred of my camera and I managed to catch the ever elusive...
I loved this project from the first stitch to the final woven in end.
Maybe someday I will knit this pattern again so I can have an Emma Shawl of my very own.
This project was not destined to be mine. It was a gift for a woman whose friendship I cherish. I hope she loves it as much as I love her.
And I've already cast on and almost finished my next project...a sweet summer dress for Squishy.
If I'm lucky I'll get to blog it before she outgrows it!