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.