Spirited away by a Shawl

I have some new favorites that I can’t keep my eyes off of! Before I go off on that, let me share what’s on the needles. I have 2 projects in the works now (technically more, but let’s not get into that, ok?). The first one I showed you the other day and that is Marc’s Fisherman sweater. I am ready to start the armholes and just need to wait until I have enough time and quiet to really concentrate on it. Maybe tomorrow when everyone is at work.

I also have the Spectra scarf on the needles which I am loving. It is simple to knit but so interesting in the construction. Brilliant!

I am also excited about my projects that I have yet to begin. I found a shawl designer that I just love! Her name is @Romi and her designs are right up my alley. All the lacy shawls one finds on Ravelry are beautiful and delicate and make that special entrance when we wear them. That is great, but they are starting to all look the same. I am looking for a shawl that says “warm, snuggle, practical, texture, deep, rich, and simple in it’s design”. I found it. I didn’t recently hear of Romi, I have seen and admired her work for a while but it wasn’t until a couple of days ago that I was blown away by one of her designs that is even named yet. She is referring to it as “Muse 5” and it will be included in her most recent e-booklette 7 Small Shawls Year 2. This is a book in progress which currently has 2 of the patterns released so far with the rest to follow in the coming months. I went ahead and ordered it because the 2 that are released so far are also absolutely gorgeous! I have found something to use my most precious yarns for.

Speaking of precious yarns I have a new favorite brand of yarn. I love all her yarns and all her colors. It is Spirit Trail Fiberworks and her yarns are simply to die for. I like them better than Artyarns which says a lot! I have a nice amount of Spirit Trail yarns in my stash too and I plan on using it for Romi’s shawls and I alsoto design my own shawl as one of my Gaian Tarot inspired designs.
Here are some pictures of my WIP and the beautiful Spirit Trail yarns that I currently have.

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