So this next finished object technically falls under the "Christmas Crafting" category (dona nativitatis matri), but I'm so embarrassed that it's taken me this long to blog about it that I'm just going to label it as usual.
Back around Thanksgiving when the shopping season was just beginning, my mom mentioned that she would really like something to wear to (or while watching) Cal games. (She had the blue covered pretty well but was somewhat lacking in the gold department). I immediately logged on to Ravelry, we browsed through various scarf and shawl patterns, and it was clear she had a favorite. And I was quite pleased with her choice.
Pattern: Aestlight, by Gudrun Johnston
Yarn: Koigu Premium Merino, 2.75 skeins of a color that looks more orange than gold in these photos...
Needles: US 6 circs
Start to Finish: December 9-13, 2009
Mods: As with the first one of these that I made, I left off the pretty edging. My mom wanted something simple and decided that straight edges would be best for her. I did add a row of eyelets, though, so the garter stitch border would look more like a border.
Also as with the first one, I loved knitting this. And really, you can't go wrong with Koigu, in all its squooshy glory. Christmas morning, my mom said she loved it, which was really all I could ask for!
Though I do realize that wearing or not wearing certain articles of clothing will not, in actuality, influence the outcome of any sporting event, I still tried to knit some good luck for the Bears into this shawl. I guess we'll see next year if it worked...knitting can be quite powerful.