it's snowing outside!
WHAT???? Yes, indeed.
We had some wonderful springdays the last couple of weeks with a strange mix of sunny-rainy days in between. But today, it's snowing! It's almost end of April and that's what it's like up here in the north of Austria: It's snowing. And the funny thing is, there's sun too, right behind the snowclouds somewhere up in the sky and you can watch it shine in between snowstorms. April is just unbelievable unpredictable. But tell you what: I love it.
Cold, snowy or rainy days are good excuses for knitting inside, being snuggled down in a blanket on the couch or on a chair in front of the oven. Sunny days are wonderful opportunities for knitting outside and enjoying fresh air, getting the first tan and hearing the birds sing. So April is the perfect month for people who like variety and a variation of knitting-locations. And I am such a person. I really enjoy shifting my knitting-locations spontaneously and I love variety in general.
A couple of months ago I've designed a shawl called "The Colours of the Wind", using a light-fingering-weight-yarn, consisting of pure silk, in 11 different colours.
Because I'm a fan of variation, I've decided to knit a fingering-weight-yarn version, using only 3 colours and made of pure wool. The yarn of my choice was Schoppel-Wolle Zauberball, A yarn I really love working with and have already used in a lot of different projects.
I didn't change the pattern, I only modified the colour-instructions: Regarding wing-sections, I used "Schokocreme" for all even numbered mentions of colour and "Grashalm" for all odd numbered mentions. I used "Gebrannte Mandeln" as my third colour for the centrepiece.
And this is how "The Colours of the Wind" looks in Schoppel-Wolle Zauberball.
I really love how this shawl turned out. So maybe you will knit one too using Zauberball-yarn? I would be so excited to see your versions!! Pattern is up HERE.
Happy Knitting and varied days of April to you all!