So, the Olympics are over and my featherweight cardigan is not finished. I did, however, get a lot of other knitting done in an effort to take breaks from all that laceweight stockinette. I made this cozy cowl, which is impossible to photograph looking like anything other than a purple blob. I will keep trying, however. Here is my best attempt so far:
It's just Lion Brand Homespun yarn, but the color is a lovely dark purple, so it looks really velvety and lush. I used this pattern (Ravelry link).
And this is my favorite knitted thing I've ever made, I think:
Andrea's Shawl, all in alpaca, so it's cozy and soft. There were four parts to this little shawl: the edging, the border, the striped body, and the top edging. All the different steps kept things interesting, but not too difficult. I did most of the knitting during one of the many rainy weekends we've had.
I plan on making the matching mitts as well. I love the stripes, they make it look so very French, don't you think? There are so many lovely versions on Ravelry, I love all the color combinations. I almost want to make it again with some bright, cheery colors.