This knit was delightful! I have to say I enjoyed every moment of it. The original pattern calls for only one skein of worsted yarn knit into a shawlette but I have had a huge hank of Briar Rose 'Grandma's Blessing' yarn in my stash since Rhinebeck 2007 that called out to be knit into this. But, if you do have one lone skein of yarn somewhere in your stash what a great holiday/gift knit this would be. It's quick, it's fun and the result is lovely.
I knit leisurely over the course of a week but it was the type of project that I wanted to pick up every chance I had. The pattern is well written and fun and the yarn was pure joy to work with.
Blocking it was a whole different experience. When I gave the shawl it's first soak it bled SO badly and I couldn't get it to stop. It just bled and bled, although it didn't lose any color and I never had any dye on my hands while working. Many rinses later the water was *almost* clear so I called it done and laid it out to block.The yarn holds it's shape nicely and has such a lovely drape.
I did modify the border/edge a bit and knit the shawl substantially larger than the pattern calls for. You can find my mods on Ravelry. I plan on wearing it to Rhinebeck in a few days! Sqweee!!! I'll be there with Leah and I hope to see you there too. Be sure to say hello!