I wanted to make something special for my Grandma for her 100th birthday and I thought a shawl would be lovely, but I sort of waited until the last minute to get started, so I had to choose my pattern carefully. I used Ravelry's awesome pattern browsing feature to look for shawls knit with bulky yarn on big needles and I found this lovely pattern, the Sugar Maple Shawl. At first I wanted to stashbust, but I didn't have enough of the right yarn, so I ordered this yarn from Knit Picks and paid for expedited shipping... that was a first for me! But I wanted to get started quickly.
You'll have to forgive me, I wasn't so great at getting pictures of this FO, but.....
Here is a closeup of the lace pattern:
And here is the shawl on the blocking board:
And here is the shawl on my Grandma at her birthday party!
Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Superwash Bulky in Mineral Heather
dye lot 156256
100% wool (superwash)
machine wash & tumble dry low
137 yds / 100 g @ $7.39 per skein
pattern: "Sugar Maple Shawl" by Suzanne Stewart, available for purchase on Ravelry for $6
needles: size 11 nickle-plated circs
gauge: I didn't check, sorry
yarn used: 4.02 skeins (551 yards)
finished size: forgot to take final measurements before giving it to Grandma
duration: November 2 - December 6, 2014