It’s a testament to how much else is going on right now that I actually forgot to post about my single proudest knitting accomplishment so far.

The pattern is Rock Island Shawl by Jared Flood, who’s probably my favorite knitwear designer at this point. (See also: this hat, this sweater.) The yarn is Tilli Tomas Voile de la Mer, which is 70% silk and 30% natural kelp fiber. I did not fully realize going in that choosing to knit my first major lace project in black silk was going to make things more difficult for me than they had to be… but really, why bother doing it if I’m not going to make it the way I want it? In the end, many small disasters later, it all worked out. And I’m thrilled with it!