First, my Traveling Woman is a finished object from a couple of years ago. Since it was freshly block recently, I thought I'd share it with you. It's knit in Isager lace weight alpaca which was a dream to work with.
I originally made it to give to a coworker as a Christmas gift, but since I used lace weight yarn instead of fingering weight, it came out much, much smaller than I had hoped it would, so I kept it. It makes a nice soft accent scarf and I get a lot of compliments on it.
I made my friend another larger shawl with the leftover alpaca. I'll dig up the photos I took of the second shawl I made for her and share them another time.
Next up is the Winter Berries Shawl.
Again, I made this for a friend and coworker. No special occasion, I just made it for her because she is always thinking of others. She always seems to sense when you're having a bad day and the next thing you know, you've got a card and an inspirational book on your desk. She's the one who is always remembering everyone's birthdays and baking our cakes. She's the type of woman, mother, friend, coworker, who puts herself aside for everyone else. She needed to know she's appreciated.
I really enjoyed knitting this pattern and it worked up pretty quickly done in a worsted weight wool. The body of the shawl is worked sideways from point to point and then the ribbed edging is picked up and knit. I'll definitely knit this pattern again.
My last bit of sharing for today is my Greyhaven Cowl that I made for myself in February.
Back in December I won some awesome cashmere and silk Classic Elite Posh and knew I wanted to make myself something special with it. It's been a mild winter, so I haven't really had a chance to test its warmth, but it looks really nice with my black coat.
I had a hard time capturing the exact color in the photos. Some photos I took made it look too bright and others too grey. The color is Hydrangea, a muted violet. The second photo captures it pretty well. So beautiful and super soft!