Monday, February 6
Finished Object: Wintermint Party
I realized I never shared pictures of my finished shawl, Wintermint Party. Which I love and have worn to death already.
It makes a perfect scarf, since you can wind it around your neck a few times and then tuck in the little ends. That's how I wear it almost every day.
The pattern, of course, is the very popular Party on My Needles by Joji Locatelli. I made a couple of modifications:
Instead of using one color for the stripes and a third for the bind off, I used a Mini-Skein set...this one. (I'm sold out right now, but more should be coming in a couple of months.) That worked perfectly. I used one color for each stripe, and then used my two favorites for the last row and the bind off.
I knit the bottom repeat just before the bind off in the main color, instead of a contrasting color. I just liked the continuity of it better.
This had been one of my favorite knits this year. I love the pattern, I love the yarn, and I especially love the color. It still makes me happy just to look at it.