Yarn: Ball and Skein Super Sock 416, colorway "Olive not drab"
Needles: US 6 (4mm)
I love this shawl. I wish it was a bit bigger- I did 10 stems on either side rather than 12 because I was worried about running out of yarn (I think I made the right choice- I don't have much leftover yarn).
It is gorgeous. Delicate and pretty, but pretty easy and fast to do. It only took me about a week of causal knitting to make.
The yarn was a birthday gift from my sister last year- which she picked up at the Vermont Sheep and Wool Festival. I like the color- an olive tonal with flecks of cranberry throughout...
I like the double leaves...
The crochet bind of was even pretty easy. Everything lines up just right, so that the 3 stitches you crochet together closes the leaf tips. The only problem came when I finished the bind off and realizes that I must have dropped a stitch- for most of the 2nd half of the shawl the leaves weren't close properly.
I said, "Bleep-beeping bleep bleep bleeper-bleeper!!!" and set the shawl down. I went into the game room where Dollar was playing a video game and threw myself on the futon. The thought of tinking back hundreds of stitches to fix it was depressing. I tried explain the daunting task to him and what a tragedy it was, etc etc, end of world, etc. Then I got up, went to fix it and... It wasn't so bad. I was all done in 30 minutes.
I totally plan on making this shawl again- with 12 or 14 stems on either side... and with beads!