I am going to blame Sherri over at the Loopy Ewe or maybe I should blame Wendy who is knitting this as well, but I cast on for Girasole a shawl/blanket designed by Jared Flood a recent Friday afternoon. It was part of my "avoid having to pull out the monkey plan". After casting on, I almost called up the girls to opt out of Happy Hour so that I could sit home and knit on this fun lace project.
I am making it in a fingerling weight yarn from Tuscan Grove. The color is called Cobblestone. I chose it because I thought it would go with lots of different outfits. I am not entirely sure that I am a shawl person but wanted to keep an open mind and so chose the neutral colors. I am really enjoying working with this yarn and was happy to discover that I had bought a couple of skeins for socks the last time I ordered from the Loopy Ewe.
I brought this with me on my trip to San Diego but have only worked a few rows (I have almost completed chart D), as it takes a little more concentration than I can devote at most of my meetings. I have finished the May Basket Socks and started another plain sock in Trekking XXL of which the first is already at the heel flap after casting on yesterday morning. Hopefully, I will get a free evening to take a few pictures and share them with you before I get back.