Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Knitting Projects: Close to You Shawl and a Lesson Learned
So here I am, showing off my latest knitting project - the Close to You Shawl by Justyna Lorkowska. This is a free pattern available on Ravelry. And I love it. The pattern is rather repetitious, but I love the interesting, yet casual design it creates. I'm really happy with this project.
This shawl uses fingering weight yarn and as a Christmas present to myself, I splurged on this beautiful purple variegated yarn from Gnarled Paw on Etsy. This yarn wasn't super expensive, I think it was $18, but more money than I might normally spend. How much money you spend on yarn is a personal choice, but I'm glad I decided to spend more for this yarn. The stunning color changes in this skein made it well worth it, IMHO.
I now see the value in investing more money for yarn, occasionally, to create a stand out item that you will enjoy wearing. Lesson learned.