Last year the wonderful Sam sent me a pattern (Antartkis). I gleefully chose yarn and packed it into my bag for our trip to Australia where I got sidetracked by a gaggle of hippos.
Recently the shawl made it off the needles. It’s pretty small. I used bigger needles than called for since my yarn was a little thicker, but I did have to miss some repeats because I was running out of yarn. I’ve been hoarding this yarn for a while and I’m really pleased with how it has knitted up.
I love the way it has turned out. It does need to be blocked, but I kind of like it as a shawlette size to tuck into an overcoat.
Gorgeous Girl likes it to. She is insisting that we share it.
The really awesome news is that we’ll actually have a place to wear it and that I’m going to get to meet Sam in person at the beginning of next year. I’ve had a paper accepted at a conference in the United States and we are going to go over a little bit early so that Gorgeous Girl can see snow and we can all have a white Christmas. We’ll be visiting two states and I have blogging friends that I’m going to meet up with in both of them. I love how the blog has made my world a smaller place.