I've done a few mystery knitalongs before, but I'm picky enough to want to know what I'm getting into before signing up for something. When Alana Dakos suggested a shawl knitalong, without hesitation, I signed up. I love her botanical knits. Nothing makes me happier than knitting leaves. Add to that the promise of some cabling and I was sure this would be a winner---and it was. Just 4 clues....4 weeks....and the shawl was done.
It's large, it's wooly (I chose Cascade 220), and I still can't believe I was able to knit it with just the 4 skeins she said were needed. That is about a yard of yarn leftover. (eep!) I was so sure I was going to lose this game of yarn chicken that several times I nearly hit 'send' to order more. One more row to that pattern...or one more stitch added to the i-cord bind off and I would have lost. Phew.
It's in the rotation.
On the needles now....
Wendy Johnson's Leftover Cowl using leftover Palette from a long abandoned sweater.
Reading....H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald, a memoir of loss and grief and how this young woman dealt with her grieving and became renewed by training a goshawk. Beautifully written. It got rave reviews. Was the winner of the Samuel Johnson Prize and #1 bestseller in the UK. I'm really liking it.