My post title is meant to connote both the stylishness of this shawl (va-va-voom) and the speediness with which it was completed (vroom!). At least, I think it’s stylish. There’s no arguing that it was speedy – I knit it in 15 days.
You may recall that I “needed” a colorful, spring shawl to go with a wedding guest dress. The pattern is Stephen West’s Gyllis and the yarn is Shibui Staccato (70% merino, 30% silk) in color Apple. I just love this!
Here’s a picture from the front. I look kind of short here, but I think it’s because my tall friend Steven took the photo! (or, maybe it’s because I’m kinda short?) That’s our knitter librarian friend Steven in the blow tie and his fabulous husband Jeff. If you don’t follow Steven’s blog, Knitting Sweaters & Sitting Still, you should!
We had a fantastic time in Austin. We managed to squeeze in a round of mini golf, an authentic Tex Mex meal, a visit to the Texas History Museum, a visit to the State Capitol building, a visit to Steven’s knitting group, a meal at our old stomping ground Schlotzsky’s, a tiny bit of couch shopping, a visit to the LBJ Wildflower Center, and a bunch of dog walks. Oh, and the wedding. Did I miss anything? It was a whirlwind trip that managed also to be relaxing.
Now I’m back to knitting that gray Custom Fit sweater. I PROMISE!