Jetlag has me in its throes...asleep at 5PM, up at 1AM...what's a girl to do? Why, funny you should ask!
On the last trip I wore my greeny-brown Highland Triangle Shawl a lot and enjoyed it every time, so I decided to make another. I can credit/blame Bells for my color choice...RED, RED, RED. It's Elsebeth Lavold's Silky Wool, which is the same yarn I used for the last Highland Triangle. It suits this shawl very well. Drapey, easy to wrap, not too heavy, a nice sparkle to the color because of the silk content. This pattern, from Cheryl Oberle's Folk Shawls book, is a dream to knit. Daunting, at first, because it is such a large shawl, but the pattern is simple, logical, orderly and relaxing to knit once you have the hang of it. As you see, I photocopy the chart and put it on a board with a rubber band to mark the rows. I also highlight the pattern repeats to prevent getting lost if my mind wanders, and I use stitch markers on the needles for the same reason.
Anyway, here's how it looks. I'm actually pretty impressed that even with jetlag, I'm not messing up!
Here's R in his charcoal Moss Stitch Beret: