Last night after I finished knitting on the pretty little Mizzle shawl, I put it out on the blocking pile with every intention of blocking it and taking photos this morning. Instead, I seem to have slept in. Which kind of bugs me because I really want to see how this one turns out.
Unblocked, it is much smaller than I thought it would be for something with just a hazelnut sized ball of yarn left over. It is wearable, but just plain smaller than I thought. I know it is going to block out much larger, though. That has happened each time I worked with a Noro sock yarn on a shawl. There is some amazing mileage in it.
What I am most pleased with is the way it looks. It's just very nice. The colours of the Noro Taiyo sock are just perfect for this shawl. There ought to be a Saturday morning post to compensate.
I am also ready to start the next big thing. My friend's scarf/shawl. She has chosen the Laminaria stole design and I think it should work really nicely for what she wants. There will just be a little tweaking required, but I think the changes will be easy and will make it something she can use, not just as a shawl, but as a year round garment.
The yarn she picked was the green BFL 2/8 from Fleece Artist. I love this yarn and I am delighted to knit it up for her. There may a little colour stuff happening for the edging lace. We are going to try it and see how it looks.
The BFL 2/8 was a yarn that I had sort of planned to knit a sweater with. It was slated for the Tempest sweater, and I had finally assembled all the yarns. But the longer I looked at it, the more I was unsure if I really liked the green for a main colour. It just wasn't how I saw this green. My eyes always strayed to the pretty ones with the blues when I looked at finished projects on Ravelry. When I looked at this green, I saw lace. I wish I would have caught this tidbit about the green a little sooner. Anyway, Tempest will still be knit, but I will have the adventure of figuring out yarns again and the green will be what it always wanted to be.
I love it when it when it all feels so right.