slowly, slowly

it’s warmed up a bit and all that pretty snow from the other day is mostly gone. sigh. but that’s typical for december around here – it often snows one day and melts the next. fingers are crossed for a white christmas though!

although the wintery weather is a perfect inspiration for knitting, i feel like i haven’t gotten very far on irtfa’a

a corner of the shawl

a closeup of the center panel

i still have 11 more rows of the shoulder drop section, which i’m hoping to finish yet tonight. but that only puts me a short way into the shawl. not that i’m complaining! like all of anne’s patterns i’ve tried before, it’s an interesting knit. and the yarn is wonderful – a squishy and soft merino. i almost can’t believe it’s laceweight.