wait, what happened?

Yeah, that’s how I feel.  A little confused, a little lost, a lot behind.  Often whiny.  Where did the summer go?

But go it did, and the new semester starts on Wednesday.  All in all, this first year (or first year and twenty days) has been very good: not just second chances and academic challenges, but hot chicken, Robert’s Western World, giant chryselephantine Athena, new and old friends, George Strait, sloe gin, and a summer full of happy surprises too.

All that to say, I can’t complain.

But on to the knitting!

I finally blocked and photographed the stormclould shawlette.  It’s soft and airy and I love it very much.


See how it opened up?  With lovely differences in texture in each section … I love the movement from dense to open and back again.

Please, let’s pretend that my bed is made and my hair washed.



Since I like my shawls large and in charge — and was on a mission to use as much of my two precious skeins of Crown Mountain Farms sockhop as possible — this version has only a glancing kinship with the shawlette: I used almost two full skeins of fingering-weight yarn (approx. 400 yards) on size US9/5.5mm needles.  Final measurements: 68″ across the top, 20″ deep at the center.

A perfect, quick shawl.


9 thoughts on “wait, what happened?

  1. swoon. i love it. i love it even more in extra large. adding this to the list of things i must make. and soon.

  2. I’ve been wondering where the summer got off to as well. I could go for a few more weeks even if it is above 100.

    Cute shawl. I love how open it is.

  3. Ha! I love the word “chryselephantine”! 🙂 I’m such a Classics dork, I know.

    Lovely shawl, and the colors are bit chryselephantine, too, methinks.

  4. lovely shawl! I’m very glad the new semester here is still over a month away… Wish you a good start into the new term (and lots of fun teaching German 🙂 Viel Spaß!)

  5. Your new shawlette is very pretty! I like how light the color and stitch pattern feel, like it’ll go well any time of year you need some warmth.

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