It's done, and under the deadline, too! I love the way the finished shawl turned out, the shape is cozy and stays on my shoulders well and the colors are stunning.
Just look at the shades of bronze and pumpkin in the Ginger:
I think I'm in love. Which probably explains why I took so many pictures of this project! Here's another one for good measure:
I knit the largest size of the pattern and followed the instructions almost exactly as written, except for two things:
This shawl ended up using every last inch of the Madelinetosh and about half the skein of Malabrigo. It's a very nice size for a finished shawl so considering it only took 1.5 skeins of sock yarn, that's a pretty good deal!
Despite the fact that it's about a bazillion degrees in NYC right now, this new shawl is going to get some use immediately: it's coming with me to the movies tonight! It's always freezing in movie theaters, so I always go prepared. A light but warm shawl like this is the perfect thing to bring with you because it fits in your purse when you're not using it and is easy to slip on without disrupting anyone else in the theater.
Pattern: Whippoorwill by Carina Spencer
Yarn: 1 skein Madelinetosh Sock in Ginger and Malabrigo Sock in Eggplant
Needles: US size 6
Started: July 8, 2011
Finished: July 15, 2011