I snuck out into the chilly morning to be that weird neighbor taking photos of knitwear outside because a FO is never truly finished until I have taken the beauty shots! After buying all that yarn on my road trip, I realized it threw my In/Out yarn count out of whack – I was suddenly at 21 skeins added to my stash versus 18 used up. That was not acceptable, not after such a good start to the year! I immediately got to work finishing a shawl WIP that used up three skeins of yarn. This is the Jodi shawl by Joji Locatelli (Rav link) with the yarn from New Garden Farm I bought recently. I love how it came out!
I did run out of the middle variegated color almost halfway through the last row, but I just finished with the solid blue and it’s fine. I love how all the colors play together, and I intentionally started with the blue since it’s a better color near my face than the fuchsia.
Before the trip, I finished another long skinny shawl/scarf thing, the Bright Side, knit with my rainbow Desert Panda yarn. It’s a super fun one too, and I should be able to wear it for a little while into the spring since it’s a smaller, light piece.
This was such a fun, easy knit and such a wearable FO that I might be casting on another one right away – this time with white and black yarn. That seems like it would be perfect for the bright tops in my closet!
Other things I’m loving: the new season of Ted Lasso, the new season of Schmigadoon! called Schmicago, and Jenny Colgan books. I enjoyed (but didn’t love) Tiny Beautiful Things on Hulu, and am currently enjoying Ghosts, though we’re all caught up so now I have to wait for new episodes to drop. There’s also a new musical drama/comedy series on Hulu that I was super excited about (Up Here, I think it’s called) but wow it’s a solid No Thank You for me. Something about it just rubs me the wrong way, plus I didn’t think the songs were very well-written. I keep hoping I’ll find another show with lots of episodes that I can get obsessed with, but it hasn’t happened yet.
Happy Sunday, friends.
Love the show Ghosts. I love rainbow colors so I really like your Desert Panda colorway.
Your Jodi shawl really showcases your yarn choices.
Beautiful knits. What Jenny Colgan are you reading? I’m only a text away if you ever want to discuss her books. I’m addicted and it is all your fault.
I was reading the first two Beach Street bakery books! I still have more to read to be all caught up with you!
Your shawls are both stunning, especially the pink and blue, I love the colours. I’m not sure I’ve read any Jenny Colgan books I’ll have to check my Goodreads.
She’s written dozens, and they’re all light, fast reads. I think the author lives in Scotland, maybe??
I love your shawl!
I love both of your knits! They both play with color in very fun (yet different) ways.
Both your shawls are beautiful!! Have you watched Gallavant? It was only two seasons, but it was very funny, and some good songs 🙂
I haven’t seen that one! I’ll look it up and give it a shot.
Hope you like it!
You always use such gorgeous colours, I could wear both those shawls to threads!
I probably could too – if I didn’t have so many shawls to rotate through!