Ages ago, I bought two skeins of Knitcraft & Knittery 4-ply (fingering weight) yarn on a whim because I liked the shade of eucalyptus green. I planned to make a shawl or scarf and, after a long period of indecision, I chose Sylvia McFadden’s ‘Waiting for Rain’ pattern. The pattern has almost 5000 projects in Ravelry; it is hugely popular.
I finished it in September, but it took a while for me to wash and block it, another while to take photographs and even longer to sit down and share it here. We at the tail end of an absolutely horrible summer heatwave, and I doubt I will be wearing it for a few months yet.
The pattern is really clear and provides both written instructions and charts. I normally love charts, but I found myself using the written instructions instead. I have no idea why.
The shawl has a lovely organic crescent shape that, after some good blocking, drapes really nicely.
The pattern has options for a plain or fancy bottom edge. I chose fancy. Of course.
Here I am, sitting in my sewing room and contemplating my pile of sewing UFOs (and some finished projects that I am yet to photograph or find homes for). Perhaps ‘pile’ of UFOs is the wrong word; they are scattered about the room in a manner more like the aftermath of an explosion than a neat pile. My working hours are slightly reduced until February, and I am hoping to finish some projects, but will I?