Back to my shawl. I don't have a pattern. The pattern is an original - straight out of my imagination. K1, K1, K1, K1 and repeat until end of row. I didn't risk knit one row pearl one row. This way, it's extremely mindless work. I can sit in the evening watching TV or listening to music and build my shawl. I change colours randomly -- it's an intuative process I am finding. I thought at first it would be an even balance of oranges and greens, however, I'm finding I want much more orange in it.
I drive about an hour out of Victoria to purchase my wool. A magical shop called 'The Loom' located just outside Duncan at Whippletree Junction. You can loose yourself in there for hours at a time simply soaking in the richness of the colours. The textures, types of wool, and countries or origin are incredible. It is truly a dreamy place. If you're not inspired when you walk in there - you can't help but be when you walk out!
"Far away in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead." Louisa May Alcott