This shawl started as a knit along with my friend. We both decided to use Rosewood Wool , mine is 12 ply while hers is 8 ply I think.
Soon after , she started working at a school and I left for India, our knit along kind of took the back seat.
Coming back from India dealing with all the change in weather and home sickness, I started knitting on it with Amber sitting on my feet for company acting as a little smooshy cushion , listening to podcasts , munching on Nagercoil banana chips….
( I mention Nagercoil chips in particular because ,there is a huge difference between Lakshmi Vilas Nagercoil Banana chips and Banana chips available in other parts of the country. Nothing comes close to it and it is one of the those comforting taste of home food)
Also because knitting on this shawl was more like eating chips, cannot stop with one.`And before I knew it I had finished two of the three skeins I had, along with my stash of chips I brought back with me from India..
Then I had a chance to go to an afternoon to Handy Dandy craft group at the library and in the almost two and a half hours I was there, I had reached the end of the third ball and only the border was left to be done.
Back home, little more knitting and just like that this shawl was done. Much like the packet of banana chips that finished before realisation came about! (So regretted not getting more of this taste of home , and now that I write about it, I’m craving for some )
Pattern : Boneyard Shawl by Stephen West
Needles : 4.5 mm Chiagoo Fixed Circulars
Yarn : Rosewood wool Romney Aran in Shepherd’s Delight Colourway.