Well, once I finished the last shawl, it was time to knit another. I wanted to get back to knitting for the friend I was originally knitting for when my plans changed. So, once again, I went to the stash. I really wanted to knit with my Knit Picks Aloft because it felt so lovely, and the color seemed perfect. However, I have never knit for this person before, and I am not always sure about mohair content for the uninitiated. I finally decided on some Dream in Color Smooshy in Night Watch. It was a special skein that had been waiting for the right time, and this plus the colors convinced me that this was the yarn for this shawl. After that I was searching through Ravelry once again for patterns. I narrowed it down to two, and then to one--Vlad.
The knitting has been wonderful. The yarn is so nice and squooshy. The stitches are flowing, and I am making great progress. My new early birthday present is adding to the enjoyment, too. Brucie bought me this lovely HiyaHiya Sharp Interchangeables. We're also enjoying a delightful change in the weather, and with a little bit of streaming some quality television/movies I should be done soon.