Look! I finished a stripe study!
I actually finished it a couple weeks ago, but the combination of blog ennui following nablopomo, short days with little to no light for photoshoots, and houseguests kept me from posting about it sooner. While it may have taken me a while to get around to blogging this, it didn't take me long to finish it. Apparently I'm some kind of a fiend for stripes.
Stripes keep me going. It may sound a bit simple-minded, but when I'm knitting or crocheting the idea of making to the next stripe is thoroughly motivating. Those of you who have been reading for a while might remember this post about my burning stripes socks - also completely addicting! Short rows are probably the second most addictive technique for me. Combine these things and a short road trip a few weeks ago and maybe you're starting to see how I managed to finish this shawl so quickly.
Stripe Study is the first Veera pattern I've knit, and I wouldn't change a single thing about it. Veera's been colonizing my queue lately with those fabulous designs! I have someone in mind who might just need a Different Lines, and for myself I'd really like Plain and Simple and Buckwheat. I even already have yarn for the two sweaters!
And finally, a couple technical notes: I knit this shawl out of Plucky Knitter Superwash Merino Fingering (honey wilkes) and Another Crafty Girl Merino Sock (lagoon). You can head over to my rav page if you want to follow up on these yarns. I've raved about them both on here before! They're both 400 yard skeins, which is a teensy bit smaller than the Stripe Study pattern calls for, and I just kept knitting until I used them both pretty nearly in their entirety.