So I finally decided what to get with a couple of my certificates. I had to make a decision quick since it was for a yarn shop in Maine and I was flying back across the country to Boulder in a matter of days. (Nothing like a little pressure to help me make a decision!). What did I decide on? Well, I had downloaded a bunch of free patterns from Elann.com and I had also been wanting to make a shawl for the longest time.
So I had this one (caution - I think you need to be logged in to view that link) on my list of things to knit. It looked like something I could accomplish....so I took my certificates and bought the yarn.
Lacey knits are always sort of disappointing in a picture until you get them blocked. But I'm very excited about this shawl so far - it's coming out well. So far the pattern is well written and easy to follow...even for a newbie shawl/lacey knitter. See the picture below of my progress thus far...
Stay tuned! I'll be posting updates on my first shawl's progress in the coming weeks :)