Two more shawls that recently came off the needles –
Shawl Two: Moab (funny enough, I knit most of this shawl in between rounds of Horse-opoly with my nephew, who was staying with us while my brother and sister-in-law were on their annual bike trip to Moab, Utah).
I was gifted some Freia Flux Lace for my birthday this past year and it told me right away that it wanted to be knit into a shawl – something fairly plain to show off the colour changes, but not too plain because that would be just boring.
The Moab pattern fit the bill perfectly – plain knitting for a good chunk of time (keeps me amused while I wait out my turn in jail the horse trailer and my nephew passes Giddyup, collects $200, and proceeds to buy yet more horses) but just when it starts to get tedious (the garter stitch knitting, not the game) Bam! – there's a lace edging (which takes the edge off the fact that my nephew is now putting bales of hay and barns on both Percheron and Clydesdale and has counted my small stash of money and determined that I'm toast as soon as I land on either one of them because even if I sold my little Welsh Mountain pony it still wouldn't be enough. Emory's just hoping for the horseplay card that tells her she needs to perform her best trot around the room).
My epic loss at Horse-opoly aside, I'm pleased with the way the Freia yarn worked with the Moab pattern. It turned out not to be a very large shawl – more like a shawlette – but that will be just fine. Sometimes you don't need a large wrap. Sometimes you just need just a little something on your shoulders, you know? Maybe to brighten up my next game of Horse-opoly?