I know the exact date I started this project, which is rare for me. I only know this b/c I envied the color idea of Liz, who came in the shop on a Saturday to get yarn for a two color project. Rachael suggested that she combine a multicolor from Miss Babs Tarte with a solid-ish color from our Poste Yarn Patina (b/c they are the same base, or at least look/feel to be to us). Heather helped Liz pick out the color combo of Zombie Reunion and Antelope Canyon. And I loved it so much that I grabbed some for myself and chose the Phi shawl. So I guess it took four of us to come up with this idea.
My Phi Shawl was an addictive and fun knit. Very simple.
It has a bit of an odd shape, so I'm not sure exactly how I'll wear it yet. It is longer on one side of the triangle than the others, so it could easily slip off my shoulders while trying to work or wrestle the boys into the car. So I think it will be worn more as a scarf around my neck.
I liked the combination of a multicolor Tarte and solid-ish Patina so much that I then picked two more colors to start another project. A Stripe Study shawl using Patina in Taj Mahal and Tarte in the color that Babs dyed up for last year's anniversary kit.
But that's on hold right now as I knit some OnLine Rio socks in color 1660. And then I'm choosing some sock yarn leftovers to knit a coffee cup cozy or two. This one was knit by a friend who just cast on 64 stitches in a fingering weight (this is BMFA Socks that Rock) and did a rib for a few inches. She said it was a bit too big, so I think I'll cast on 56 and do a 2x2 rib. Something quick and satifying and definitely gift worthy to have on hand.