It's costuming insanity here in our apartment. We leave for Dragon*Con in two days and so the living room and kitchen have been overtaken by paint, fabric scraps, and paper mache. I won't show you pictures, it's too traumatizing. I did get enough light yesterday to finally photograph an FO. I was alone at home, so no modeled photos this time.
Luna's Shawl by Liz Abinante in Dream in Color Starry.
I've had this shawl queued since the pattern was published but never had the right yarn. I wanted something that screamed Luna without overpowering the amazing patterning. I finally found this in a destash on Ravelry and bought it as a reward for finishing the Couch to 5K program a few weeks ago. This colorway, called Spanish Star, is perfect for Luna. It runs from pink to purple and is full of sparkle. All I could think of when I bought it was that awesome pair of purple pants Luna she wears in the last movie (Side note, I used to have those pants. I actually leaned over to Andrea during the movie to tell her I used to have those pants. I now really miss those pants).
There really is no need to say anything about the pattern. It's a Liz Abinate design, so you know it's awesome. The fact that the lace actually forms little cable-like patterns is pure genius. I got so many compliments while I knit it. This is another pattern that uses the new pattern layout and it's so intuitive. The new version includes directions of fingering weight yarn so I didn't even have to do any math!
Because of the design of the cable bands I did not block this in the typical triangular style, but blocked the bottom edge straight, making it sort of square. Again, this feels very Luna because it's an odd, but cool, variation on the expected small shawl.
I'm anticipating wearing this a lot when the temperature drops while I finish up my Harry Potter re-read. Everyone needs a little Luna sparkle in their life!