I don't think you're supposed to keep the knitting urge when it's Spring and the garden is growing, but I do still have the knitting urge, so that's that. I am a whim-follower. This week, my whim is to knit a Tasha Tudor shawl. Never mind that I'm knitting it in wool and we are in the middle of March and I live in the Deep South. Never mind that at all. I want a shawl like Tasha Tudor has, and I want to knit.
Here is Miss Tasha in her red shawl:
Mine will be in Chestnut Brown. This is what the delivery guy brought today:
Chestnut Brown 100% wool (4 skeins) & size US4 29" circular Bamboo Knitting Needles
(those are the only things needed for this project but I also ordered, because I am a follower of my whims, a Bias Tape Maker and white wool to dye - neither of which I know how to do, but ... what fun is not trying, I ask?)
Do you want to knit a shawl like Tasha's, too? If so, here are a couple of links to photos and the free pattern:
The free pattern for Truly Tasha's Shawl and a photo of the back
Photos of a completed shawl by Threads of Love
Of course this is not the only knitting project I have going on. I like to have several projects in the works at all times. So, I'm also making a knitting bag, a scarf for my man (who absolutely will not need it until next "winter," and maybe not even then, but what else to knit a guy?), and finishing a purse for our Little Gal. The purse was supposed to be a sweater until I got absolutely bored of the pattern and couldn't imagine spending months on it, so it's now being stitched up to be a bag/purse. Whims. You know.