There's a delightful knit-along on Ravelry challenging knitters to make 10 shawls in 2010. Eight can be small and two must be medium sized. There are prizes for those who complete the challenge, but (what really sold me) also prizes along the way. It just so happened that I was already planning to make this shawl for a friend, but the contest gave me that much more incentive to get it blocked and photographed. For perspective's sake, I'll mention that when I entered it into the completed projects for January there were about 650 other completed projects before me! Without further ado, let me introduce English Teacher...
I had my doubts when I was putting in that big black stripe, but after blocking the darker colors became proportional to the body of the shawl. I do hope that it is just what the recipient had in mind!
Pattern: Feather & Fan Comfort Shawl - yes this is my third, and I'm not tired of it yet!
Yarn: Elann Peruvian Highland Wool - worsted weight, inexpensive, good sturdy stuff. Will use again.
Needles: US 7s - this gave a reasonable amount of flexibility for blocking while keeping the shawl mostly solid.
After all that grey, I've now cast on with this...
On to shawl number two!