I know many of you were shocked when I mentioned that I was giving away my ravelympics shawl (the ladies at knit night couldn't quite believe it) That is because I have been eyeing this shawl. Now I know it seems like everyone has made this already and it didn't appeal to me too much until I saw Woolwinder and Robin make theirs, not to mention this one! The nice think about this shawl/scarf is that you can wear it as a scarf or a shawl--I like the versatility! I have found the ones that I am really attracted to are make out of Handmaiden Sea Silk! (This yarn is 70% silk and 30% seacell) The problem is it is expensive for my grad school budget! Robin's was out of Sea Silk, so as I was pestering her with questions about the yarn (because if I'm going to spend that much, I want to make sure I will love it) she offered to send me the leftovers from her shawl! (What a dear!!! Thank you so much again!!!) So I knitted a swatch (sort of winged it, but it was blocked and everything)
I am in LOVE with this yarn! The drape is gorgeous!!! It knits like a dream! I keep wanting to pet my swatch! :) I will spend the money (not sure when---maybe I will find a sale, or wait and put it on the Christmas list) and make this for ME!!!! Now the problem comes to color! I need your help!! What color do I use? Go here to look at my options! I want to be able to wear it a lot so it should be a neutral? I'm afraid ivory will get dirty quickly? I wear a lot of color in my wardrobe (not much green though)! Please help me decide! Maybe we will do a poll if I can narrow down the choices!
We are prepared for the hurricane. (food, water, flashlights, knitting supplies, books, homework) It looks like it will hit early Tuesday morning (They have just canceled classes on Tuesday). No one is really sure how bad it will be, but we are prepared to be without power for a few days. Baton Rouge is far enough inland that evacuations really won't happen. But if things are quite on this front that is probably why. I will keep you updated. For now please pray for the storm to weaken and that people remain safe!