My first finished shawl this year was Herbivore! It's more like a scarf, but a nice one. I've had this purchased pattern for quite some time. I even cast on for it twice before, but never liked the yarn I used for it.
It's finally done! I like it very much, especially the softness of the yarn. I was not so sure about how the colorway would work out, after the first 15 rows or so, I thought, I would over dye it for sure, but the more I knit, the better I liked it.
It had probably something to do with the name of the yarn, " After the storm", what fitting name!
Well, I love it!
This is another design of Stephen West, although an older one. Here are the specifics:
pattern: Herbivore by Stephen West
yarn: Wandering Cat Yarns Top Cat (merino/cashmere/nylon blend). I used 83g of the skein, or 361 yds. I would wear underwear made from this yarn, it's so soft, and nice next to skin.
start-finish: Jan. 2-6, 2011
mods: the only thing I did differently was to make the garter edge wider, just to make sure it will never curl
This shawl counts as # 1 in 11shawls in 2011. I've picked up my pair of socks again, and finished the first sock, cast on the second. Maybe I will finish the pair this month, but it's agony, I wish they were done already.