Planes, Trains and Sidewalk Cafes
This shawl was an impulse knit. I cast on after digging through my stash one night. I was bored with everything on my needles. I'd been admiring versions of the Feather and Fan Comfort Shawl that I'd seen on Raverly and this mindless knit turned out to be just what I was looking for.
The simple feather and fan stitch pattern shows off yarn beautifully. The fact that most of the rows are garter stitch with a few yarn over increases at each end, made this a knit that I could cart around anywhere.
I worked on in during the endless train ride to North Carolina, as I watched seasons 2 & 3 of Weeds. I worked on it sitting in a comfy wicker chair and sipping iced tea, on my mother's porch while listening to her neighbors dogs bark. Incessantly. I worked on it on the plane trip home from North Carolina, after we realized that there are better uses for our time than 12 hours in a rail car that smells like urinal cakes. I worked on it sitting in a sidewalk cafe on 9th Avenue, while sipping mojitos, reading and sharing humorous passages with DD#1, who read her own book across the table from me. It was the consummate "go anywhere" project.
DD#2 thinks it works well, refashioned into a skirt. . .
or a breezy summer top.
She's been doing a lot of refashioning lately. I really need to take some photos of her modeling the $4.00 men's t-shirts that she made into summer dresses. Now the little fashionista wants me knit her a pair of shorts. You've got to see the pattern (Ravelry link) she's got in mind.
Pattern: Feather and Fan Comfort Shawl
Yarn: Noro Silk Garden Lite - 4 balls
Needles: Addi Lace US 7/4.5mm
Love, love, love this pattern. I'm already scheming to make another.