The yarn is Seacoast Handpainted Superwash Sock yarn and it was a gift to me from Ruth (aka scrabblequeen) many moons ago. The colourway is “Chocolate & Caramel” and the skein had a whopping 560 yards.

I can’t believe how long this sat in my stash! Mainly because when Ruth first sent it to me I was scared of tiny yarn and this is a light fingering weight (3 ply). Itty bitty in my book!

Adventure Shawl - colours

But I finally bit the bullet and wanted to try a friend’s pattern: Darcy’s (aka SugarCube Original Designs) Choose Your Own Ending Shawl [Ravelry link]. I like to call it “Choose your own Adventure” because she has designed it to work with heavily variegated yarns in simple garter stitch, stockinette, and yarn over rows.

Adventure Shawl - closeup

Mom modeling the Adventure ShawlThe great thing about the pattern is you just keep knitting until you want to cast off. It’s great for “stupid knitting”—what I call television knitting or the project you take to a meetup—you don’t have to pay much attention to the actual knitting.

As the colours didn’t really suit me, I gave the shawl to my mom for her birthday in December. She loves/loved it and has been wearing it frequently. She said she was surprised by the warmth of it as the yarn seems so light and airy.