it may not look like much yet, but this is the first time i've picked up the needles in months. i just haven't wanted to knit for a very long time. i admit to being swayed by Sarah's and Jacey'sStripe Study Shawls. i heard the siren call of my cupcake fibers handspun so i'm combining it with some malabrigo to make Color Affection. i wanted a non-triangular shawl and i have a ton of yarn so it seemed like a good match.
i'm pretty sure i'm using #4 knitpicks harmonies, but i really just grabbed the first pair of needles that looked like an appropriate size so they could be #5s. does anyone else do that? i tried out my new skein winder and it made winding all that laceweight a breeze. i can't believe i put up with my crappy ass metal umbrella swift for so long.
who knows how long i'll be into knitting again before i get tired of it. i'm just glad to have rediscovered the needles for now. i started spinning again too, but that's a post for another day.