May 10, 2019

The Goldenrod Shawl

According to the forecast, our next nice, sunny day is next Thursday, so I decided to just make the best of it and get some photos of my finished shawl.

Project deets:
     - this is the Simple Yet Effective Shawl made with stash fiber.  It is American wool, hand dyed with goldenrod, purchased from Ginny's shop ages ago (before it was Little Meadows).  The pattern is clearly written and was easy to follow, a great beginners project.  I love the subtle color variation in the yarn, giving a simple shawl a little depth.  I'm really happy with how it turned out.

The days are getting warmer, and it looks like the rain might be winding down for a spell.  I'm trying to psych myself up for The Big Garden Bed Clean-out.  I haven't put a garden in for the past two summers, and the space is completely overrun with grass and weeds.  But it will be totally worth it when I am bringing in armfuls of zucchini, right?!

Also, did I mention it is wedding season? ...

I've enjoyed working on the shawl so much that I've set myself up to start on another one.  I was thumbing through my pile of old Taproot magazines (everyone has one of those, right?) and I found the perfect project.  This time I'm listening to the pattern-maker for once, and using the recommended fiber, Quince & Co. Lark in this gorgeous hot-chocolatey color.

Astrid has been sick the last couple of days so plans are a bit up in the air at the moment.  If anything, it may be a good excuse to stay home and start that next shawl. :)

Crafting on


  1. it is lovely shawl! I like color very much and it looks so soft, cozy and warm :) perfect for cool evenings I think :)