As 2011 is starting to wind down, I am looking for my newest knitting project. To be honest, nothing has really excited me recently. I had mentioned a LONG time ago about a pattern that I was interested in, it's a triangular shawl. "Shawl" just sounds so...OLD to me. I mean, it's mentioned in the Little House on the Prairie books. "Laura wrapped herself in Ma's old shawl to get more wood for the fire." Not exactly the image that I had in mind. I am really into neckwear lately though: scarves, shawls, and the getting-popular shawlette. And not just for cold winter days, either. So in browsing my Ravelry queue, I found said triangular shawl again, and in looking at the pattern, I was excited to learn that there are different ways to wear it. In reading the pattern through, it looks rather easy. So casting on TONIGHT! In a beautiful wool yarn called "Dream in Color Smooshy" in a fuschia/purple colorway. This was already in my stash too, so it's not breaking my self-imposed "yarn diet."
I was born to knit this thing, after all it's called The Virginia Shawl. Fitting, no? Can't wait to see how this all comes together, this first project for 2012.