This is the new shawl, Hálfskák from the book Three-Cornered & Long Shawls by Sigridur Halldórsdóttir.
I'm using my handspun Shetland singles. The first part is garter stitch lace with 3,5 mm needles. Most of my wool is in rovings yet so there is going to be spinning. The pattern calls for five different shades of brown but these are the colors I'm using.After next week children In Finland are asking each other: "What else did you get for Christmas?" It is so obvious what is being referred to that it need not to be said out loud. So many of them get socks. I know how children feel when they get a soft package because I have been there too but can't help but to give socks as presents.
Although little Nadja at the age of five gave me a piece of wisom: You should always give as a present something the receiver likes, not something you like yourself. Sorry Nadja, this is a tradition. You will get a pair of socks. Also this Christmas.