Currently on my needles is this triangular shawl: it's a basic lace pattern that I've cobbled together from a few other patterns. I've had a shawl shaped gap in my knitwear collection for some time now, so thought it might be good practice to try something ultra-simple before attempting one of Brooklyn Tweed's beautiful creations. I can't decide however, if I'm tempted to tackle one of their designs because of the exquisite patterns, or if I'm being swayed by the equally gorgeous art direction.
Actually, I'm not a huge fan of tweedy knits–too scratchy to wear, and uncomfortable to knit with–so if I do decide to make one of their shawls (quite possibly this one), I'll probably substitute the yarn for a soft and springy merino–rather like the variegated green above.
PS: When knitting while suffering from man flu, it is essential to have a box of Kleenex, a big bar of Cadbury's fruit and nut, and a bucket of Gavi within easy reach–they really do do the trick!