At Stitches West this year I found a beautiful pattern for the Cedar Leaves Shawlette. The model was knitted in some sort of wool/silk combination but nowhere in the vast hall of yarn booths could we find anything remotely similar. I purchased the pattern in the hopes a perfect yarn would find me. And it did!
Knitpicks had a very nice sale on their Andean Treasure 100% alapca and the heathered green colorway was absolutely perfect. I knitted up the shawl body on Sunday in between my frenzied cooking, and then that evening started knitting leaves.
Leaf after leaf grew on the shawlette, bursting open like the spring that is upon the Bay Area.
I should be finished with it in time for the weekend, when colder, more San Francisco spring-like weather, is predicted. Knitting this little shawlette, or scarf as it really should be called, is part of my quest this year for knitting for myself, to heap love upon myself in many ways, including wonderful fibery creations.
Bring it, fogbank, I will be covered in leafy green alpaca and laughing at you.