Yay! I have a finished object to share that's not a toy for my shop - so exciting! I got a taste of Spring Fever this past week (maybe the fact that the snow is almost gone in my part of MN) and was just itching to make a lacy light and airy shawl. Well, I started by looking at lace weight yarns to buy, which if you read this post you know I am trying very hard not to do, but I just didn't find anything amazing to truly tempt me so I purchased nothing. Then on Sunday night during a bout of insomnia I had a revelation at 1:00 am that I could use some sock yarn I already had in my stash that was even a pretty light Spring color! Victory! I was so excited that I cast on for a Dragon Fly Wings shawl first thing Monday morning and was already blocking it by Wednesday morning. That's fast turn around time for me folks - I was consumed with seeing it finished.
I used Luna Grey's Astro sock yarn in a very pretty shade of blue called Boca Rica. The photos of the yarn itself and my mother wearing the shawl (doesn't she look pretty?) are the best at representing the color accurately. The blocking photos show the bits of lavender well, but the blue is washed out. As you can guess I gave the shawl to my mom as it's a very good color for her with thos little bits of lavender in amongst the robin's egg blue. It's funny how I used to want to knit everything for myself and now the older I get the more I like knitting items for other people. My mom was very surprised I did not want the shawl, but I told her I got a lot of pleasure just knitting it as it satisfied my Spring Fever itch. "Besides" I told her, "it's so fun to give especially to you who are so appreciative!" She's going to wear it for Easter and I couldn't be more pleased.