I was so proud of myself for finishing these more than a week ago.
These are for my MIL. She picked out the yarn and tried on a pair I made for myself and those fit her so we knew these would too. I hope you like them Joan. I just have to get them in an envelope and off in the mail to you.
When we passed through Nashville we stopped by The Haus of Yarn and I bought some more yarn and a book. I loved the model that they had in the shop and made this...well almost. I was one skein shy of a full shawl.As you can see there is one corner that still have the circulars in them. As soon as my LYS orders that one last skein, I will get right on it and finish it. It's super easy and it's basically a beginner pattern. The pattern has a small, medium and a large shawl plus a lovely scarf. I wanted the shawl so the scarf was a bonus. I made it with this.
It's got tan, beige, brown, and gold. I thought it could be worn to an office setting or as an accent on a evening dress when the weather isn't quite warm enough. It needs a nice scarf pin.
The shawl is made with Dune from Trendsetter Yarns (this is the small sized shawl) . I have never knit with Mohair before. It fought back when I found two errors about 5 or 6 rows down, but it can be frogged with a little patience. I have very little patience for most things but after I frogged it back to the errors I re-knit it and then gave it a bit of a tug in each direction and it fell right into place. Just for good measure, I am going to wash and block it so see how it will hang. It says to dry clean, but I think a few swishes in the hand sink will be good enough. If it shrinks, it's then going to be called a scarf.
I have another pair of socks on the needles but haven't worked on them since Saturday. I will though. My feet are cold. We got a smattering of snow Saturday and Sunday, but here it is Monday morning and there is little or nothing left. I still have hope that we will get a few inches before our season is over by about March. I am keeping my fingers crossed.