I finally finished this:
It's the Crucero Shawl from Laura Nelkin, knit in Anzula Breeze in aqua. I LOVE her patterns. I started this in January and finally finished it Friday night. It's in the blocking process right now. This shawl was tricky for me --- it starts in the center with a circular cast-on which gave me no end of trouble. And then for some reason, I couldn't get the hang of the pattern which was full of yarn overs and dropped stitches. I love knitting with beads but they slowed me down --especially the placed beads in the last sections. Finally, the beaded crocheted edging had me at a snail's pace. Crochet and I are not friends. But I really love this!
I knit these Traversus socks in February, also a Laura Nelkin design. These are from Opal 4-fach and I mostly knit them on the beach in Punta Cana, DR.
And for fun, I knit these Artichoke French Mitts in January, yet another Laura Nelkin design! I used some yarn I'd had in my stash forever - Artful Yarns Shakespeare.
Finally, I am swatching for another of her designs - Las Cruces sweater from her Novus Collection. I'm using Noro Taiyo Sport for this. Here's the swatch that's drying.
And here's the yarn I will be using.
I have at least 3 other Nelkin designs in my knitting queue, so stay tuned!