Today I cast on for Winter Arboretum by Erika Flory. I'm using Brooks Farm Ellie colors OK13 and Ok14. The edging is a purplish while the body of the shawl is a multicolor. I started with 4 ozs of the purple. (I'm hoping weighing the yarn will help me determine if there's enough left over for another project when I finish this one.) According to the labels I have 400 yards of each color. The pattern calls for 200 yards of two colors.
This is my first time using Brooks Farms yarn, although I do have two other skeins from Rhinebeck 2011 in my stash. Ellie is 50% fine wool, 50% silk slub, it is sooo soft! I'm really enjoying knitting with it.
My goal is to finish this by the end of February. Not too exciting yet, but here's a picture:
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