The shawl was designed by Erika, and you can purchase it at Ravelry (only $5). Her daughter lost her home and belongings in a fire, and all the proceeds from the sale of this pattern are going to help her. Evelyn at Project: Stash has organized the knit-along, which I waited until today to join (so I could post what I have done so far). 🙂
As you can see, I haven’t done much yet. Actually, I had more done, but learned it is not wise to knit under the influence of Mango Mojitos. (Ahem.) Thanks to my husband, I already have Mini Mochi fingerweight rainbow yarn; I bought the Cascade Yarns Heritage sock yarn to go with it (a dark teal color). This is my first shawl, so it is a learning process. 🙂 I am enjoying it!
Last weekend while in Ashland OR I visited The Web*sters. What a dangerous store for fiber people! (I wrote about it here.) I had originally imagined the Wholehearted Shawl in shades of green, and decided to buy the yarn there (could not find the combination of colors I had imagined at my local yarn store). I found just what I imagined, but out of a whole store of reasonably priced yarn I found my yarn in the expensive corner. Our cat, Susan, likes the yarn, too. 🙂
The dark yarn is really more of a pine green (they call it jade), and the lighter skein is more sage (Spring aqua). It is Mooi by louet, 15% bison/15% cashmere/70% bamboo. Isn’t it beautiful? And it feels so lovely — am looking forward to working with it.