I really loved knitting this. Acadia is a great yarn, and it softens even more after blocking!
The pattern was, as usual, very well written. And, as usual, I didn't not use as many stitch markers as he calls for. I swear, Stephen West is obsessed with stitch markers. I can't claim that to be a bad thing though :o)
|My favorite way to wear it- as a poncho!|
Designer: Stephen West
Ravelry Project: Groovin'
Yarn: The Fibre Company Acadia
Needles: US size 5
Mods: I worked 1 less repeat of the last section because I ran out of yarn. Also only used 5 buttons (pattern calls for 7). I didn't want them to weight down the shawl too much, especially since it was slightly shorter than called for. I used backing buttons since my buttons had shafts but they have a tendency to pop their way through the yarn overs so I might have to adjust how I sewed them on.
Someone posted on one of the main Ravelry boards why people put their cats on their shawls and take a picture. The lady obviously has never had a cat before in her life. Dino had to come investigate during my photoshoot. He wasn't too into it though and didn't plop down. He much prefers cardboard :o)