Like so many of my knitting friends, I spent the month of June working on the Through the Loops Mystery Shawl. I bought the yarn from Black Trillium Fibre Studio and I managed to keep up with the weekly clues, finishing the entire thing on the 6th of July.
It’s beautiful and I love it. The colors are stunning and progress from light to dark in an awesome way.
I do wish there was more of the darkest color than just a couple of rows and the bind off, since that’s my favorite, though.
But still – beautiful. And really fun to knit. The pattern was challenging but not too difficult. Entertaining without being frustrating. And all the more enjoyable because I was knitting along (virtually, of course) with a whole whack of other friends.
Now here comes the part you’ll probably find surprising: I gave it away. Yes, indeed. As much as I love it, I realized about halfway through the process that it just wasn’t meant to be mine, it was meant to belong to my sister-in-law, Mary.
And so, I gave it to her as a gift for her 60th birthday. She was thrilled and I am happy that it has gone to a good and loving home.
Of course, this means I will have to knit another one.