Once in awhile, I knit just one thing at a time and then I finish something. Finishing things is fun.
A couple of weeks ago, I went to Comfort, Big Texas with the knitting ladies to visit The Tinsmith's Wife, which has officially become my very favorite area yarn store. It's a little out of the way, but it's well worth the drive. The Tinsmith's Wife is cute, it has an abundance of really nice yarn that you don't find anywhere else around here, and there is often an older gentleman there knitting (he's just an added bonus, but a good one). I found a couple of skeins of String Theory Worsted Silk/Merino that I loved and after carrying them around the store for awhile, I decided to buy them even though I had no clue what I was going to do with them. The beauty of shopping for yarn with a posse of knitters is that everyone is full of suggestions. When I got home, I cast on with my new yarn more or less immediately and started knitting Ishbel. Thanks to Amanda for the suggestion.
Ishbel was so much fun and the yarn is so fabulous that I knit it exclusively for about a week and then I was finished. Voila! I never knew that I wasn't the slowest knitter in the world. It would seem that my problem is that I have too many projects going at once so it just seems like I'm slow. Here is the back/wingspan/granny view of Ishbel...
I've never been the biggest fan of triangle shawls because when worn over the shoulders, they just seem so Little House on the Prairie. Lately, I've been seeing smaller triangle shawls (like this one) worn cowboy style with the point in front and this is a look I can embrace. I've already started on Traveling Woman which is a similar small triangle shawl. With any luck, I'll finish that soon too.