1) Martinique Shawl in Liana from Berroco Yarn.
This from a photo shoot last September, when we soldiered through dozens of spring yarn designs in autumn, and tried to give a summery feel. At the time, with fall winds whipping, I wasn't sure we hit the mark fully.
Months later I go online and see the release, and I fool even myself! Summmmerrrrrrr. I am so ready for summer beach life, even 6 feet away from my friends. We did a trial last weekend and it worked .
This yarn is a water-color-y linen in dk weight, this is exactly how I'd want to use it.
Also, I adore the model, Frances.
2) I've left this MDK Field Guide coin project as my Zoom knitting. That's a category I never thought I'd need! I don't do a tremendous amount of Zooms, thankfully, maybe 1-4 a week. And when I do, this is my happy-inducing companion. I look forward to the end of quarantine-based Zoom calls but I do not look forward to ending this addictive tubular scarf......it may be really really long by next winter. That's all I'm saying.
3) That ShannaJean Cowlette is fini! In the home stretch I surprised myself with two realizations. First, I was not tired of making bobbles*. Not even in the very long bobbled bindoff. Something about the stabbiness of creating them matches my mood during Covid stay-at-home in a lovely stitch-to-moment ratio. Enough said on that topic, eh?
The second realization? It's so not my style! I don't know when/where/if I'll wear this.** Somewhere along the last third of it, still enjoying the process, I had the cold clear light of day realization that it isn't me, at all. I love the colors and the yarn. I have no regrets about the making. Maybe for teaching at a knitting event? I'll let you know....
* bobbles: I knit backward to make them, if I had to turn the work around, that'd be the dealbreaker.
** Above, I tried styling it in the only way I can imagine wearing it, with a denim or chambray top. I didn't notice that I flipped the edging in every shot. I am never too professional to make rookie mistakes!