I feel like 2010 was the year of the shawl. After all, I knit 6 of them and, while some were great feats, most were simple triangular shawls. That’s probably because they are my favorite type of shawl to knit and to wear. They just make such a perfect little accessory to a boring blouse or plain sweater. You can throw one on over your coat for a pop of color and some extra warmth or you can wear it instead of a coat when the weather warm is simply chilly. Versatile is the operative word here.
The last finished shawl of 2010 was the Traveling Woman Shawl. I knit it from 11/26 to 12/10 and then tossed it into the knitting basket and promptly forgot all about it. I think I was scared to block it because I knit this exact same pattern last December and it unraveled when I blocked it. Yup. There’s nothing quite like pulling out a point to pin it and having the whole thing start coming un-done. It’s a scary moment and I was so disgusted that I picked up the whole thing and threw it in the trash. Yes I did. Don’t judge me.
Anyway, that had never happened before and I think I was afraid to block this one for fear of it happening again. I needn’t have worried.
It blocked out beautifully and I’ve already worn it once.
The yarn is String Theory Hand Dyed Caper Sock Yarn in the color Scarlet. I love how the pinks and roses and purples all blend together.
And truly, the feeling of accomplishment is all that much sweeter the second time around.