my dancing reindeer shawl is finished!
this pattern left some of the instructions to the imagination, and overall it wasn't a favorite, but now that it's done, i'm really happy i finished it
this shawl was cast on the week after we returned from alaska, the first week of september. and i have been immersed in the making of it ever since, setting reading aside for the time being. and then... we visited a lovely bookstore in mendocino, where three books came home with me, knitting everyday finery, arcadia and the snow child. love the knitting book, loved arcadia, and the snow child, LOVE LOVE LOVE this book. i didn't want it to end, it was so hard to choose which to do, knit reindeer's or read about this state i fell in love with. the snow child is about homesteading in alaska in the 1920's. magical, delicate, poignant, a beautiful story. and the art work on the cover, LOVE that too.
pattern: dancing reindeer shawl
wool: beaverslide dry goods, fine merino and kid mohair
colorways: mink heather and natural cream
ravelry notes here
and if you loved the snow child, the author eowyn ivey, has a blog called 'letters from alaska' here!
joining with yarn along here