Have you seen Gudrun Johnston's lovely new shawl pattern, Flukra? In Shetland, flukra means "snow falling gently in large flakes." (Follow the link on Gudrun's blog post to hear it pronounced.)
When I started Flukra in late September, I assumed snow would be far off--but instead we had a foot before Halloween! Of course, I'm not blaming the shawl ... it's too beautiful to hold accountable for our freak storm.
Pattern: Flukra, by Gudrun Johnston
Yarn: Fearless Fibers Laceweight Merino
Needle: US4 Hiya-Hiya
Flukra is a triangular shawl using the same Shetland construction that Gudrun used for her popular Aestlight design. It begins with a garter stitch triangle with yarn over loops along each edge. They're picked up and knit when you begin the lace portion.
I'm taking part in the Flukra KAL over on Ravelry. Come join us! It's not too late--some knitters have only just gotten started. The shawls already completed are so beautiful and inspiring: Izi's tawny Flukra takes my breath away; so does gingerknitting's. Hers, like mine, is knit in the springy and subtly dyed laceweight merino from Fearless Fibers.
In other news: I'm excited that Pomegranate has been garnering attention in the blogosphere. Last week, it was one of five new patterns featured in the "What's Hot on Ravelry" post at Falling Stitches. And it's today's pattern pick at KnitNook.
Looking at my blog stats, I noticed I've been getting traffic from Pinterest thanks to people pinning Pomegranate (this is starting to sound like a tongue twister, don't you think?). So I decided to dip my toe in the Pinterest waters and create an "all things pomegranate" board. It's a mix of everything from paintings to jewelry to cheesecake to jelly. I should warn you, it might make you hungry!
Are you using Pinterest? If you are, what are some of your favorite boards or people you're following?