Yarns: Tanis Fiber Arts Cashmere Sock (in Chestnut), and Dyed by Design Solo (which I picked up in York, UK last year)
Mods: Only did 11 repeats of the stripe pattern, I underestimated my contrasting colour yardage. But I'm sort of on the small side, so a smaller shawl is perfect for me.
Notes: I don't think it's a big secret that I'm a sucker for Veera's gorgeous, uncluttered patterns, and test knitting this pattern was a dream. This kind of pattern is perfect for some really special yarn, something you love working with; because this is a heck of a lot of garter stitch and short rows. It's a perfect multitasking knit- something you can do while reading, or watching something really interesting (I watched a heck of a lot of Mad Men while knitting this).
This is really a cozy, soft, luxurious sort of shawl. it feels amazing. I mean, cashmere sock yarn- how can you go wrong?!
Some of you asked about my pin the last time I wore it, so I made sure to wear it again, and get some good shots of it this time. It is the Crawford clan crest, a wonderful treasure that my parents-in-law gave me for Christmas two years ago. The motto translates to "I will give you safety through my strength". I wear this pin a lot- it's so meaningful to me. And it looks damn good with just about everything.