I got all casty-offy yesterday and finished off two (2) objects. First up is the little one, my travelling sock.
This is the sock I knit while waiting for the kids at doctor's appointments, piano lessons, in carpool lanes, etc. It's Rainy Days and Wooly Dogs' OhMyGoth! Sock yarn, her cashmere blend. It's fabulous yarn - strong and soft at the same time. A joy to knit and I'm sure, to wear. I did cast on for the toe of sock #2 yesterday, too.
But my big FO, the first big FO of 2010, is Miralda's Triangular Shawl, from Knitted Lace of Estonia, by Nancy Bush:
I used less than half a skein of Wollmeise lace. I knit it on size 4 US needles, but I think it would also have looked good if I had gone up to size 5s. The pattern is clear and easy to follow, with fun and interesting stitches that hold your interest without being so challenging that I had to focus all my concentration on it.
Here are some close-up pictures:
The comments on this shawl on Ravelry showed that the shawl as written was smaller than a lot of people expected, so I upsized it. I added 40 stitches to the cast on, which was enough for one extra diamond motif repeat on each side. Luckily for me, since I was kind of doing this by the seat of my pants, all the numbers worked out well and I didn't have to re-jigger anything much.
So... back to my sweater!