Is it possible that it's halfway through March? That it was 79 degrees in Northern Michigan yesterday? That only twelve days before that we received 30 inches of snow? That I forgot to blog about a project I finished almost a year ago?
Yes, yes, yes and yes. Utterly bizarre on all counts.
Project: The Boneyard Shawl by Stephen West. If only all patterns could be so gloriously simple while achieving such striking results.
Started & Finished: Sometime in 2011. Spring? Early summer? Who the heck knows. The only reason I'm blogging about it now is because it's time to bring it out as a shop sample--we've got some springy yarn up in here!
Yarn: Wolle's Yarn Creations 4-ply fingering weight, one full skein.
Needles: those fabulous casein needles of my grandmother's, US 5 24" circulars.
Notes: I used a smaller needle size, finer yarn and less yardage than Stephen's original pattern. Do not be alarmed--it works. (Although if you're even an average knitter, knit this on US 6s.) I knit through one entire skein with just a few inches leftover. Love the results and so does every customer that walks in the door. The perfect spring-turns-summer project.
It's a true sign of spring when we're putting this yarn back on the shelves at Wool & Honey. That and the parade of motorcycles, the robins in the backyard and afternoon knitting breaks on the front step. So glad it's finally here!