See that yarn on top? A skein of Schaefer Nichole
in Thistle, left over from a test knit for the new book project. I know
. I can't believe the knitter returned it, either. I might have been gracious and insist she keep it, there was enough left to knit a small shawl. Except... I didn't. A lot of yarn passed through here this year, a lot of very, very, lovely yarn. But this particular skein was one I coveted.
Since I've been on a run of scarfy/shawly things, I chose Roma
as my pattern for it. Then, I skidded like a ouija board at a pre-teen sleepover to the golden straw skein of Classic Elite Soft Linen
for the contrast. Not really my color, why was I choosing it? this is going to look amazing after blocking. trust me.
It took me only a day to realize I'd done it again
. Chosen colors that are all around me as the leaves change, shadows deepen and the marsh grasses turn golden. I am so. freakin'. predictable.
And then I reached for my mug, on the table in the family room this week.
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