This pattern held my attention really well. Especially in a fingering weight shawl, knitting through the body can be dreadful. But this pattern is different; with color changes every two rows, you're constantly switching up what you're doing. As far as yarn choices go, variegated is tops. Watching the colors change adds a new component to the knitting project. Golden Glow changes from a pale, near white yellow to warm, honey yellow with bits of bright, intense yellow. The pink changes from pale, near white pink to cool, pastel pink and deep, near almost purpley pink and of course, it has bits of yellow.
Combined, there are spots in the shawl where the pink and yellow are nearly indiscernible.
In the edging, though, I didn't like the yellow bits in the pink. I feel like it took away from the overall look of color completion. But maybe I'm thinking too much about it.
Yesterday Eddie and I took a bunch of photos of the baby in action (after busting it out at the theater while watching Captain America).
I knit the pattern as written, except on 6s instead of 7s (can't seem to find my interchangeable needles). I was apprehensive to do the looped picot edging, but it's really not that bad and the end product is beautiful.
I really, really love my yarn baby.