Sunday, August 16, 2009

Simple Yet Effective Shawl

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.

Good times...

7 comments:

Crystal said...

I can totally see why you love this project, these colors are beautiful. WOW your knitting is GORGEOUS!

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

I love your knitting!! I am going to have to check out this pattern. I really like to knit too, so this looks like something I would love to do, as well. I always have a baby afghan going. Someone is always having a baby or a grandbaby! Thanks for sharing. Can't wait to see the finished project. I'm behind on my blog reading, so I am sorry about the stolen truck. I will have to get caught up and see what happened. Love & blessings from NC!

Runner Mom said...

Very pretty!! You are a talented lady!

Hugs,
Susan

Linda said...

Its beautiful!

Linda said...

Its beautiful!

JeanieBeanie said...

very pretty colors!!!

Gnat said...

Lovely!! It's so pretty!! I like that pattern!