All's Well That Ends Well
Last year was the first time that I had ever made any shawls. The first one I made was the As You Like It shawl by Jane Campbell. It was a very easy pattern to follow and the shawl drapes over the shoulders in such a way that it stays on well. Some shawls tend to slide down or off. Since that first shawl, I have probably made about a dozen altogether. Over the winter though, I didn't make any. Since I started knitting them again about 3 or 4 weeks ago I have made three, The shawl in the far left photo above is the All's Well That Ends Well shawl by Jane Campbell. I finished it last night.
I Love The Way It Feels
After I finished the shawl last night, I started knitting a scarf. The pattern is Navarro ( it can be found at www.berroco.com ) and the yarn is Dale of Norway's "Harlequin" in the colorway 13. The color is a nice blue (shown in the middle photo above) and has flecks of yellow, green, and turquoise throughout. The yarn is made with 35% wool, 25% microfiber, 20% Alpaca, 10% Cashmere, and 10% viscose. Even with the small amount of Alpaca and Cashmere, the scarf is going to feel nice and soft.
Discounts Are Great!
I bought the yarn that I'm using for the Navarro scarf at my local yarn shop. The owner of the shop has two small areas set aside for yarns, books, and accessories that are at Clearance prices. The original price of the Harlequin yarn is $9.15 for 1.75 ounces/120 yards. The markdown price was $5.49. I bought 8 skeins of yarn for $43.92 plus tax. I saved almost $30.00!!!