With all the anxiety from the stolen truck heavy on my shoulders I felt a deep desire to just sit and knit. None of my WIP's (works in progress) held any fascination for me, so I did what we all do now that the internet is here - I headed to Ravelry to look around.
I had a few things in mind as I searched the patterns - I wanted it to be a fairly simple pattern and I wanted to use yarn that I already had on hand.
The "Simple Yet Effective Shawl" fit my requirements perfectly. Looking at the projects in Ravelry I absolutely fell in love with the ones made with Noro Silk Garden, but I didn't have any of that on hand. Someday though... :)
Then I found a project that was done with 2 skeins of Jojoland Melody and, as luck would have it, not only did I have 2 skeins of this yarn but I had it in the exact colorway that somebody else had already done! The beauty of using yarn already in my stash is that 1) I didn't have to spend any money and 2) I'm using up something I already have.
I hesitated sharing a photo at this point because since the yarn is 100% wool it will really need to be blocked to show the full beauty. But I have fallen in love with this project and just can't help but share.