As it turns out, I have an assortment of habits that are ridiculously hard to break. I can't seem to wean myself from the sugar teat, I consistently overbook my knitting calender (which is impossibly, hilariously full) and I have absolutely no problem knitting the same pattern over and over again.
And so, another triangular shawl. Would you believe me if I told you it was just as magical as the first time? (Oh, wait. Nobody believes that.)
Project: Effortless While Still Getting The Job Done (or more affectionately known as the Simple Yet Effective Shawl by Laura Chau.)
Started: Thursday, May 12th, 2011.
Finished: Wednesday, May 18th, 2011.
Yarn: Malabrigo Sock--1 skein in Arbol. One complete skein. And a few yards of another. Ahem.
Notes: I think I thought I was being clever by "switching it up" a bit [insert overly dramatic index-finger gestures]--there are actually a few modifications this time around. A few planned and a few other, um, surprises. My sections are much bigger than the original's, partially because I didn't read the pattern at all closely enough, but mostly because I love big swatches of stockinette. Garter stitch, while easier to knit (though Cindy will tirelessly argue this point [something about the having to knit through the back of the loops yada yada yada]), is just plain ugly. I'm sorry. It is.
The ending. Yup. You're seeing it correctly--the last 31 sts of the bind-off row are knit in a different color. (Well, actually they're "p2tog"s, but whatevs. Ten inches from the leftovers from this skein. Seriously.)