Thursday, March 5, 2009

warding off the chill


I know that probably everyone in the world reads Soule Mama, but I only started reading the blog regularly since around Christmas. It took me a while to warm up to the blog because I don't have little ones any more and Soule Mama tends to be more appealing to those who still have small children at home. However, slowly the blog grew on me primarily because I really enjoy the photographs of everyday things and moments, and the lovely writing by both Amanda Soule and her husband who guest blogs every now and then. I was reading this post and fell in love with the shawl because I am definitely a shawl person. The pattern is most excellent because it is easy and simple - I had some amazing yarn and I wanted the yarn to be the guest star rather than the pattern. Also, in case you did not know, I am on a true yarn diet - no new yarn for a year, so I need to knit things from the stash. For those who are interested, the yarn is hand-dyed Lorna's Laces wool and silk blend - so soft and fluid.

Although it is March, Calgary is still cold with snow on the ground - we could easily get another snow storm, or temperatures down in the -20C and as I am writing this it is -15C. This shawl keeps the chill off even when I am sitting in my drafty spot by the window in my favorite chair. It will be perfect for wrapping around me when I sit outside to have my coffee on those days when it finally gets a little warmer. I also have to say that this pattern of alternating sections of stockinette and garter stitch is a very soothing knit. This is one of my favorite knits so far.

Happy weekend everyone.