So, it’s a tradition of mine to cast on a new project for me during the week between Christmas and New Year’s. Usually this is with new Christmas yarn, but this year I have had a particular skein of yarn sitting in the stash and calling my name, so I’m using that instead.
This is Hedgehog Fibers Skinny Singles in the Boombox colorway, and I’ve wanted to cast it on since I bought it at Stitches West this past February. I think gift knitting is the only thing that’s kept me from casting on with this yarn before now.
And the project I cast on? That would be the Trinity Shawlette by Anniken Allis. (Yes, I have cast on, I promise. I just haven’t taken any glamour shots of the shawlette-in-progress which match the pretty of the yarn cake photos.)
I’ve liked this pattern for a while, but I picked this one to cast on now because I saw that it’s being offered as part of the P-Hop: “pennies per hour of pleasure”. The pattern page says you make a donation and then download the pattern. The amount you donate is up to you and all the money goes to Medicine Sans Frontiere. A lovely pattern, lovely yarn, and a great cause. How could I resist?
Anyway, the next pictures of this will show the actual shawl. Promise. I’m looking forward to finishing this and getting to wear it. I need to wear my shawls more, since I have so many of them. I just have them stored safely and forget to pull them out when I’m in a rush to get ready in the morning. I think that’s a goal for 2018: figure out how to make my shawls and scarves a larger part of my daily wardrobe. (Any suggestions?)
Happy 2018, and Happy Crafting!