I had trouble getting the colours right in any wider shots. This is more accurate...
PATTERN: Pogona by Stephen West
YARN: 350m Polworth/Baby Alpaca/ Mulberry Silk
from Sunbird Fibre Works in "So Strawberry"
I can't tell you how much I loved knitting this shawl. I loved the pattern since a few of my friends made it last year. The yarn is one of the nicest I've used, such subtle changes in colour and wonderful to knit on my KnitPro Symphonies. Lost in the moment, I ended up knitting the main section for too many rows leaving insufficient meterage for the border and as a result mine is shallow at only 3 rows before bind off. This was my only modification to the pattern.
Talking of which, you may remember I had cast this on a couple of times before and had issues with the Yarn Overs not being symmetrical. I puzzled over this for some time, and then asked here for help which gave me the solution and I cast on again in this yarn. Well, here's the thing..... while it was finished and blocking, I looked at the pattern again on my iPad, and noticed right at the end, after the list of abbreviations....... have you guessed? Yes, a small paragraph about the yarn overs and how to knit them so that they are symmetrical. I laughed out loud (else I would have cried!) as I had completely missed this. I'm blaming the fact that I printed out the pattern but not the abbreviation page but really, I should have checked the electronic version I'd purchased. What an idiot! So that's ANOTHER lesson learned!
The weather here is wonderful today, and we're planning a lovely weekend (I'm even going out with some friends tonight!!!!) although I won't rest until I've chosen the the yarns for the June Shawl KAL - so many lovely colours to choose - aarrgghh! (If you are interested in knitting Color Affection with us, you can find the KAL details here as well as a discount on some gorgeous Knitting Goddess yarns.)
Before I go, here are the links to FO Friday and Creative Friday where you'll see links to lots of loveliness. Hope you have a wonderful weekend.