I've had fun working on this shawl (shawlette?) this month in pockets of time here and there. The yarn, purchased on my trip out West, is HazelKnits, and absolutely love to work with. The pattern is Wild Cherry. (The shawl pin - and hair pin, coincidentally - are from Wooly Moss Roots/Mystic Orb.)
The very same afternoon I cast off on this shawl, I cast on for another. How many shawls does one Mama need? Well, I don't know but I don't think I have too many yet and so I'll keep going. Because truly, there's something so incredibly comforting about wrapping a bit of wooly goodness around one's shoulders, no matter what the season, and no matter where I am. Having that piece of wooly, warm goodness also be a pretty thing? Well, I'd say I could use a whole rainbow of those. (The next one is a yet-to-be-released pattern by Courtney Spainhower that you'll find exclusively in the pages of FOLK, our next Taproot issue.)
Are you feeling it too? That pull towards wool and knitting? While I may knit all year long, I am feeling the acceleration pick up as we head towards autumn days. I wouldn't want to wish summer away, but oh it does feel good to have my hands - and my lap - full of wool.