I’m so excited to have finished my Old Shale Shawl. I absolutely love it and it will be perfect for this winter to keep cozy warm. I ended up using 683 yards of Rowan Pure Wool Worsted in Light Denim, which was 3.12 skeins.
This pattern is perfect for beginner lace knitters and goes very quickly. I truly love how Amanda provides line my line written instructions along with charts. This makes it very versatile for all levels of knitting.
The finished size is just right with a span of 80″ and a depth (down the spine) of 36″. I have about 190 years left on the fourth skein that I’m thinking about making a matching hat with.
I’ve also been busy redoing my yarn stash on my shelving. Out with the cottons/linens and in with the wools! Most of my stash already has patterns matched and in queue for knitting, which is a good thing and keeps me highly motivated to knit. Do you queue patterns on Ravelry using your stash?
I think later today I will start learning how to use my newly acquire Kromski spindle. I’m very excited and can’t wait to get started!
Before leaving you I would love to share a very wonderful blog I discovered via a comment left here on mine. Please check out Helen Trejo’s blog, there is lots of fibery goodness to be found and her recent posts are awesome!