Believe it or not, a nice little pile of dishcloths hasn’t exactly been the only productive knitting around here lately.
And because Jen reads my blog, I couldn’t exactly talk about the shawl, even though at various times I did blog it in plain sight (figuring – probably correctly – that Jen wouldn’t figure out it was for her).
If this looks familiar to you, that might be because I already made one, here. In fact (brag alert!) it’s my project photo that’s listed on the pattern main page. (don’t worry, I won’t pull a muscle patting myself on the back).
So after Jen extensively admired mine, I decided that one good turn deserved another.
And maybe eventually another and another.
I love this pattern, y’all. Nothing revolutionary about it, but it’s so simple and pretty and effective, and so much fun to knit.
And the Jaggerspun Zephyr is one of my most favoritest yarns of all time. Now that this is out, I only have ~60 grams left. When that is gone, I will cry.
Here’s me, putzing around with mine on the Truman campus in early 2008:
And just for shits and giggles scientific research (and to prove that I didn’t just give mine away), I decided to do a side-by-side comparison before sending Jen’s Austin-ward*:
Really, I don’t think mine is in that bad of shape, all things considering.
The yarn seems to hold up marvelously well, and even though mine could stand for a wash and block, they’re really pretty comparable – mine isn’t at all saggy or dull, and there’s very little pilling.
I’m so glad you ❤ it, Jen!
*Yes, I sent a wool shawl to Austin in June. Really.