|Daybreak: Not at its most photogenic stage|
I cast on last Thursday - much like the addictive Pogona Shawl, it's flying off the needles! I really love the Knit Picks Simply Cotton yarn - it comes in a beautiful palette of colors and is easy to knit with - not something you can say of most cotton yarns, which tend to be difficult to wrangle.
I don't want to ruin the surprise of the Earth & Sky Mystery KAL for you - but if you'd like to see my progress photos, click the links below to see what I've been up to. I have to say, I had a hard time picturing where we were headed when I finished the first clue, but now that more progress has been made I'm loving how this is knitting up!
Week #2 - full view
Week # 2 - close-up
Besides loving the pattern (and finally making friends with intarsia), I am quite happy with my color choices and placement - total dumb luck that I got it right on the first try. It was really fun to dig through my sock yarn bin to destash for this project. I'd forgotten how much amazing sock yarn I have; I really need to start cracking the whip to knit through more of it. I have a few more shawl patterns I'm really dying to make: Leethal's Betiko, Chadwick by Mr. West (I was intimidated by the colorwork on this one - won't be an issue now!) and a stripey version of Breean Miller's Scalloped Shawl from Malabrigo Book 3 are all at the top of my list!