Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Ishbel gets the gold???

I'm calling the 2010 Winter Olympics the Shawl Olympics. As I watch the various sports, I knit either my Swallowtail shawl or my Ishbel. At this point, Ishbel is in the lead and may possibly achieve the gold medal by moving from WIP status to a beautiful butterfly of a shawl.
What makes this particular shawl extra special is the yarn. I purchased it at Knitty City, a wonderful yarn shop in NYC, where I had stopped to meet my blogging friend, Mary. The yarn is Schoeller + Stahl Fortissima Coloi Disco Socka and has a silver glint to it. The glint may be silver but the shawl, and the memories associated with the visit to meet Mary in NYC, are pure gold.


  1. Thank you, Jeannie! It was fun meeting you that afternoon. I remember that yarn! The shawl certainly shows off the beautiful colors more than socks would. Maybe the next time we meet, you'll be wearing it?!

  2. Lovely shawl. I love it that our knitting often carries so many memories along with it.