My Ella is finally finished! I am ashamed to admit that except for being blocked, this shawl has actually been finished for months. I don't know what it is about blocking and sewing up my knits, but those activities prevent me from finishing many of my projects. They both just seem so tedious. On the other hand, what good is it to spend my time knitting items that I don't get to use, and others don't ever get to see!
Pattern: Ella from Fall 2005 Knitty
Fiber: 60% Superwash Merino, 30% Bamboo, 10% Nylon
Needles: #6 Addi Turbos (I think)
I am very happy with the way this turned out. I did not want a shawl as large as the one shown in the pattern, so using the thinner yarn without adjusting the pattern worked out well for me. What I originally liked about this pattern was how it reminded me of peacock feathers. Luckily, I was able to find a yarn in the perfect colorway to imitate the colors of a peacock. Please, please get yourself some yarn from Chris at Briar Rose Fibers. She is such a wonderful person to work with, and the yarn couldn't be nicer. I do plan to try another one of her yarn's in the future. My model-on-staff was also happy with the result. Of course when she mentioned that I should whip up another one for her in pink, I told her maybe when she graduates from college. If I start now, I should have it blocked in time.