second shawl of 2012. I really like it. This is Melinda Vermeer's Nautilina, a simple-to-knit pattern that ends up in a very intriguing shape. This is how I'm most likely to wear it, from the front.
Butterfly Girl Designs. It's got lots of merino, bamboo, tussah silk, and sparkly bits in it.
The love factor for this shawl is high because of the fact that I had so much fun spinning the yarn last summer during the Tour de Fleece, and so much fun knitting it (I go to Knit Nights every Monday with the designer, how cool is that?!), and I really appreciate the poetic justice of using "Seashells" fiber to make "Nautilina." Pretty close to the perfect storm of shawl knitting. I think I even have an upcoming event to wear it.
Now, back to the frustrating job of putting the borders on the Orca Bay quilt. I'm having to use my seam ripper a little too much.