I never thought I'd see this day so quickly! I recently finished my 100th project on Ravelry and I had wanted to make it a memorable project.
So I started with buying 10 skeins of Jamieson & Smith 2 ply lace weight in a deep forest green (on sale too at £1.88 for 25g, I was delighted!) then I took some time to sit back and enjoy my thrifty purchase. It also took a few evenings to unwind each little adorable skein in a ball using my brand new Sunflower Swift and Swiss Pear Nostpinne (I had a few free evenings watching my boxset of Rome while the hubby was away for the night working, how I rebel).
I had no project in mind though even though the yarn was calling to me and begging me to cast on immediately (J&S always has this affect on me) leaving all my other projects in the dust. Obviously I gave in. I am nothing to the sweet siren song of Jamieson & Smith.
So for the pattern, what to do, what to do. Hmmmm, let me think? Shawl, yes obviously. Square? Hmmm, don't think I have enough for a decent sized one. Stole? Not sure. Triangle? Yes, definitely. I have enough wool for a pretty decent sized one and the lace weight is perfect in a triangle.
I had bought Sharon Millers Love Darg Shawls Book a few months ago and started on a gossamer version (I'm back working on it now, a quarter of the way through the borders) and there is a wealth of ideas, charts and patterns included in it. I chose the 1909 Love Darg version but made a few changes, namely turning it into a triangle. The centre pattern needed adjusting to make it modular, but otherwise I used the pattern as is.
I have to say, I love how it turned out, it's beautiful, warm, balanced and pretty. I have a little left over, so I might have enough for a shawlette. The wool is gorgeous too, the colour isn't flat, but there are flecks of indigo blue through it making it interesting.
So when I had finished I was on such a Love Darg frenzy I picked up my gossamer one again. Here's my progress so far.
So it's been a good month, project wise, on a personal note, I potty trained my youngest and my eldest is due to start school this week, so I'm feeling a very proud mama today.