Thanks so much, all, for allowing me to gush a little about the Giants and baseball on Tuesday. It's been a full week, but I honestly still find myself sitting around or walking along, remembering last Friday's reception, squealing, and saying to myself, "I can't believe I met them!!" Several of you noticed that I was wearing my Julia Livilla cardigan -- I just had to wear a handknit to such a momentous occasion as this! But after reading Eliza's comment, I am kicking myself! I so should have taken a sock for them to hold...
So anyway...my love affair with triangular-shaped shawls has not yet ended, so here is one more before I get back into the sweaters.
And excitingly, it is another Ishbel.
Pattern: Ishbel, by Ysolda Teague
Yarn: Koigu Premium Merino, about 1.75 hanks
Needles: US 6 circs
Start to Finish: May 18-22, 2009
The first one I made with some gorgeous laceweight from Chrispy, so I thought I needed another in a heavier weight yarn. I couldn't stop thinking about the pretty purple Koigu I used to make a Lace Ribbon Scarf last year and the fact that that particular scarf ended up being 9 feet long and wasn't seeing much wear. So I unraveled half of it and repurposed the yarn, ending up with a new shawlette and a more wearable scarf. Win win!
I have to say, I'm loving this shawlette trend. Scarves can be too long and bulky and I don't feel that cowls hug my neck enough - the shawlette is the perfect compromise, and can be so pretty and feminine, too. Great for those warmer (and by warmer I mean colder) San Francisco summer months. I like to wear mine both with the main triangle point in the front...
and in the back...
I can't believe it, but I kind of want some more of these.