Among the baby knits, quilts and commissioned sewing projects this year, I have been selfishly knitting shawls. Not enough to take part in Glittr's 11 in 11 project, but there are definitely plenty to keep me cosy as Autumn arrives.
This shawl is 'Simmer Dim' by Gudrun Jonston, aka 'The Shetland Trader'. I started (and almost finished) knitting this shawl during a ten day stay with my parents in April following an operation. Then it sat in a sad little pile waiting to be blocked.
When I finally got to blocking it, the pattern and yarn blocked out beautifully. I was quite aggressive with it, and pinned out every point of the picot edging, but the time spent was definitely worth it. I used Madelinetosh Tosh Sock in 'Corsage' which is a pretty shade of pink that reminds me of raspberry ripple ice cream! Tosh Sock is my absolute favourite yarn now (knocking Koigu KPPPM from top spot). I've got several skeins stashed ready to cast on more projects, including another shawl for me and another Simmer Dim for my Mum's Christmas present.