My Whippoorwill

Two weeks ago, I was at Eat.Sleep.Knit and saw a woman wearing a Whippoorwill shawl.  I told her how beautiful it was and seeing it “live” made me want to start one right away (I already owned a copy of the pattern).  She commented that she hated knitting it because the stockinette was so deadly boring but she got through it and loved the finished product. 

There is nothing I enjoy so much as planning a new knitting project.  I went through some of my (more than abundant) stash and came up with these yarns for the shawl:

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Two of my very favorite yarn lines.  The Madelinetosh is their Tosh DK in Norway Spruce.  It will be the contrast color for the lace edging. 

The Indigodragonfly is their DK Polwarth Silk in colorway Young Helpless Damsels in Damp Climates.  This was a humongous skein that came with a yarn club package sometime in the last 6 months.  It is 750 yards.  You can tell how large the yarn cake is when set next to a normal size yarn cake:

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I think it will be perfect for the Whippoorwill shawl.  And I am torturing myself even further by knitting the large size!

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