There's something magical about the Spring. There's an element of rebirth in every aspect of nature. Trees are flowering, grass growing, people have emerged from their homes and are out enjoying the sunshine. Particularly, after this brutal winter weather I think everyone was ready to bust out their doors!
Pattern: Ishbel by Ysolda Teague – Raveled
Yarn: Madeline Tosh Sock
Needles: Size 6 Addi Circulars
I for one was no exception. I am loving the warmer weather and cannot wait to get my spring knitting on. When Patricia got her shipment in this past fall I grabbed this color knowing it would be the perfect ummph to get me out of the winter "waa waahs". I started the shawl in early December carrying it with me wherever I went and it soon became the project that just never seemed to get done. At first I was a little discouraged because I wanted to have an FO to show. I did some behind the blog-scenes projects like baby booties and other "secret knitting" which made this project take a little longer than expected. I even left it at my local Panera after knit night one week and it was kept safe and sound for me by one of the workers who returned it the follow week! This poor shawl has had an adventure of it's own.
The pattern is very well written and like many other Ishbel makers I did a bit of a combo of the pattern. I decided to do the Large portion of the regular stockinette and did the Small directions for the lace charts. I probably had enough yarn left over to do one more repeat but am happy with the finished size.
It's really a perfect springtime shawl and I really cannot get enough of the color! I actually snuck a last minute bright orange chunky scarf earlier this month which I posed on the Patricia's Yarns blog. I am predicting that orange/yellow is going to be SO in this spring 🙂
That is if my new lilac sweater doesn't take over… details to follow 🙂