FO! Believe It Or Not!
The Bubblegum Bedsocks. The pattern is my standard toe-up, with Judy's Magic Cast On, and the mock cable pattern I use often.
Needles: size 2, 16-inch circulars by Susan Bates (Quicksilvers)
(glad I used size 2s with this yarn...they're quite snug even then. Of course, I have another pair made in this yarn, and it does tend to stretch out as they're worn.)
Yarn: Sock-it-to-Me by elann
Time to complete: April 29, 2008 to May 29, 2008 (I'm getting faster...)
And today in the mail, I received this:
1700 yards of hand-dyed lusciousness from Kim. It's laceweight merino. Her Arabian Nights colorway!
For what? If you guessed a shawl, you'd be right.
The pattern? OHHHHH...you want to know which shawl? This one.
Isis is one of the goddesses of mythology that captured my imagination as a teenager. When I saw this on Ravelry, I was blown away. I've been a member of the yahoo group for a bit now, but haven't been ready to cast on. I saved my pennies for the yarn (and Kim graciously dyed extra in a super-large skein so I would have enough). I've not made a square shawl before. I knew that, while this is an amazing shawl done in white, my "trademark" purples and plums would be best suited to this extra special shawl for me.
I won't be casting on for awhile yet. I've got two others to finish, and a third I'd like to complete (Norwegian Woods) with beading (another first).
Oh, and that sweater? Gone. I should stick to what I know is true of me - I'm a shawl grrl.