I have been totally enthralled with a skein of Noro Taiyo sock yarn this week! I'm knitting another Shaelyn shawl and I LOVE the way the colors flow with this yarn.
This is the 3rd time I've knitted this pattern - it is a great beginner lace project. You have bands of stockinette alternating with the lace and the lace is a simple repeat. I really only have to pay attention to 3 rows out of 10 and I use markers to define the repeats - easy to keep track of.
Here is a close-up. I have lucked out in that several times the colors changed just as I started a new section. I have been feverishly knitting away because I wanted to get to the point where the colors repeated and I just got there this afternoon.
I've already knitted it further than the pattern calls for but I'm going to continue and see how big I can get it. In the past the Shaelyns I've knitted have been on the small side - more like little kerchiefs and this time I want it to be a full-grown shawl. I got this yarn from Simply Socks - you can see it here. I'm using color 27 and I purchased another skein in color 23. Can't wait to see what it looks like knit up!
I hope everyone has a lovely weekend. I'm hoping for time with my sewing machine, my cross stitch and my knitting - my idea of heaven!