I took some time off from studying yesterday to break out the chacos for a walk outside, enjoy the beautiful 60 degree weather, and get some pictures of my first-ever shawl, just in time for the change in weather!
Yarn: Mirasol Yarn Nuna, in a pretty turquoise-blue (Colorway 1025, Dye Lot 93514)
Needles: Size 8
Modifications: They weren't necessarily modifications, but my stitch count kept getting off and I kept...kind of... making things... up. Oops. I stuck as close to the pattern as possible, but I kept not getting the right amount of stitches in the end, which drove me crazy. I finally just went with it and figured things out as I went. There's a couple of places where you can tell I deviated from the pattern a little, but overall it's not bad.
Best Part: Really enjoying the flexibility of the yarn, and how light it feels when I wear it!
Worst Part: Not knowing if it was me doing so badly on the lace part or if I had an old version of the pattern with the wrong stitch count. Oops...
I really enjoy how the shawl looks just draped around my shoulders, and I'm pretty sure I'll start hunting around for another pattern soon. It'll be a good piece to add to my "teacher" wardrobe, and helps brighten up any outfit!
Plus, I have a project in mind that requires good practice with lace shawls, so I want to feel comfortable with lace shawl patterns before taking on an advanced pattern.