I have finished knitting a shawl that is both wild and crazy in colour, and wonderfully warm and cozy. Comforting and lively in equal measure. These contrasts really make me smile.
I love the old-fashioned charm of shawls, and I love the wrapped-up, comforting feeling I get when wearing one. Wearing a shawl is like wearing a hug. It is the time of year - almost - where I can put my coat away and grab a shawl instead when I nip to the corner shop, or walk to the school to pick up O.
This one is made from all the leftover ends of sock yarn that I had. It is a reminder of all the things I have ever knitted from sock yarn - that is four pairs of socks, three baby kicking bags and a shawlette. It has every colour you could think of in it, apart from black (I don't like black, and never wear it if I can help it). Pink, red, sky blue, brown, purple, white, orange, navy blue, green, yellow, grey, turquoise, lilac - they're all here.
I decided not to plan in which order I used the yarns. I just went with whichever ball I picked up next. The result is nicely random and a little bit mad. The pattern was a very simple, free one from Ravelry - it needed to be simple with all this colour jumping around. I just kept going until I had used all the yarn, and it turned out just the right size. Clearly it was meant to be.
Technical details on Ravelry, here.