And now for my final Downton-inspired piece of the month.
While sewing may be my first love, sometimes I just get in the mood to knit. 2015 was very low on knitting for me, but when cold weather hit in November and December, I had the urge to hunker down with a warm blanket and a ball of wool.
This is the Showoff shawl, which is a free pattern on Ravelry. What’s even better is that it uses a super chunky yarn which made it really fast. I normally hate knitting shawls — they’re so repetitive and taken so. darn. long. But, throw a chunky yarn in the mix and they just fly by!
Time will tell whether I actually wear this shawl. My track record with shawls is not great, but this one is relatively compact so I could easily use it as a scarf.
Well, with January coming to a close, we’re moving on to a new monthly theme — Mad Men! I confess that I have never seen an episode of Mad Men. Guess I should remedy that!