Finally. I have been working on this (reasonably) small shawl for a while now. To be fair, most of that was ripping out and re-starting and spinning up a little more yarn to finish the project, because the actual knitting time was probably only a couple days. This is my first attempt at lace knitting and I think I can confirm that lace is not for me. I’m a sloppy knitter. One dropped stitch on a sweater is no big deal because you can make it up along the way – but a dropped stitch on lace? Unforgiving, jarring pattern repeats slap you in your face. And yes, there are still plenty of mistakes in there – I am just past caring.
The yarn was a medium weight hand spun that I dyed with saffron and turmeric in Jacob fleece. In retrospect I should have realised this wasn’t the most ideal yarn for a shawl, as it’s rather stiff and more fitting for a sweater and the drape isn’t great, but as I wanted this for warmth on windy shores then this really isn’t a big deal for me.
But my very own hand knit with hand-spun hand-dyed yarn? Totally makes up for the mistakes in there.
Edited to Add:: Oops forgot to name the pattern! It’s Ashton Shawlette by Dee O’Keefe, on Ravelry!