I finished my Dekke shawl last week, and I am thrilled with how it turned out. This shawl was an absolute joy to knit, and kept me interested from cast on to bind off. Talitha is an incredibly talented designer and I love her use of short rows and ribbing to create a plaid effect without all of the fuss. I was craving a striking contrast so I used my own colors Ridin' The Storm Out and Electric Boogaloo. I love how well these colors play together, giving me the bold stripes I visualized.
Finishing this shawl also gave me the opportunity to use my backyard for photos (Nashville life, y'all!) and use the self timer on my new camera. I used to drag the husband and his iPhone all around Oakland searching for the perfect backdrop. I think I still need some practice. I took over 150 shots and somehow I was blinking, sneezing or getting distracted by the chubby squirrels that like to eat my strawberries in almost every shot.
In shop news - I'm going to have an update on Friday afternoon with all sorts of new tonal colorways and mini skeins! I'll also have several mystery mini skein sets for sale. These sets will contain approx 120 g of yarn broken into 6 skeins. Each set will contain a mix of my sock base and my old squish sock base (which is a 2 ply). These sets are perfect for any scrappy type projects, and can also be used anywhere else you only need 80 or so yards of color, like the cuff and toes on a pair of socks!