I finished knitting my Simmer Dim just in time to gift it to the friend it was meant for when she was in town last week. I loved knitting it, and highly recommend this pattern. It’s perfect for one skein of sock yarn! I used Tosh merino light (in the fathom colorway) and had plenty of yarn to spare.
I love that knitting for friends gets me out of my color comfort zone. I would have never chosen such a bold blue for myself because I’m boring, but I think the shawl ended up being really beautiful!
p.s. We brought our baby goats home on Sunday, and they sure are time consuming! I should have scheduled several weeks of guest posts like many bloggers do when they have a new baby (hee hee!) It’s hard to do anything but take care of the babies and stare at them in all their cuteness. I think we are all having trouble functioning! They are so much fun, a huge hit with every member of the family, and well worth the straw that has pervaded our home and the time spent warming milk on the stove to put in their bottles. I’ll tell you all about them soon! Right now, it’s once again time to feed them….
p.p.s. Because I know someone will want to know: I use these blocking mats, and a combination of these blocking pins along with basic single ones. I don’t have these, but they would have been really useful for blocking this shawl.