You may not know this about me, but I love the Grateful Dead. Love. Them. Two From the Vault was one of the first albums (in CD form) I rented from the Traverse City Library (back when it was on 6th Street!), I have a red Dancing Bear I slept with every night from 10th grade until the night before I got married, and I remember exactly where I was when I found out Jerry died. I wouldn't really consider myself a Deadhead, but my formative years were so intertwined with their music, I couldn't possibly imagine what it would have been like to have grown up without Bob, Phil and the gang. "A Touch of Grey", as infused with the poisonous musical influence of the 1980s as it may be, is one of my favorite songs (so is "Fire on the Mountain", and "Shakedown Street", and "St. Stephen", and....), and for some reason, that song was the only thing I could think about while I was knitting this shawl. Weird. It's probably the furthest thing from tie-dye I've ever knit.
Pattern: Textured Shawl Recipe by Orlane.
Started: Saturday, April 17th, 2010.
Finished: Monday, April 19th, 2010.
Yarn: Debbie Bliss Fez in color #2 Silver, 4 balls.
Needles: Addi Turbo US 7, 24" circular.
Size: Perfect. A shop sample for Inish Knits.
Notes: The largest of the shawlettes I've knit so far in 2010, this one might be the favorite. Need a warm hug? This shawl's for you. Well, for you, for your mom (hint, hint: Mother's Day), for anyone that needs a little extra softness and light.
(More details Raveled here.)
That reminds me--it's Saturday night. Time to groove.