We’ve only been home from our vacation for two weeks, but it already seems like a distant memory. I do, however, have this!
I started the shawl while we were on vacation. Every time I look at it, I think of the hours spent knitting while looking out over the ocean. I can almost hear the waves!
This project started with this:
I blocked it on Monday.
The pattern is Revontuli -huivi/Northern Lights. I’m calling mine St. Barts Sea Shawl. The roving is from Woolgatherings. It’s merino and cultivated silk. I ended up with 896 yards. Toward the end, I started using a scale, and I had less than two yards left when I finished the bind off.
I love how dimensional this looks. It’s funny how a pattern can strike you at different times. I’d looked at this pattern on ravelry many times. It’s been a really popular pattern, but I just didn’t like it. Then, when I got the roving, I decided I wanted it to stripe instead of blending the colors. As I was browsing patterns for this yarn, this just talked to me!
This yarn was so much fun to knit. I’ve decided my favorite fiber to spin and to knit is merino/silk. It’s really soft and has amazing drape.
There may be a lot more spinning going on this summer. It’s relaxing and keeping this place clean is futile. My home is now a boarding house. I have one extra college kid for a month, with another coming next week. I love it though! They’re great guys. And last night, Ms. In-Charge had a couple of friends overnight. They’re in the pool right now. It’s finally warm and sunny here!
I think I’ll head outside and knit for a while. A clean house is overrated!