There's still not much sewing (if any) going on around these parts, but I have been knitting quite a bit.
I have one sleeve left to do on my Meridien cardigan I posted about a while ago, but the project I'm really enjoying at the moment is a shawl/wrap. It's the Cabernet Sauvignon pattern by Monika Sirna .
I fell in love with this design as soon as I saw it on Ravelry, and someone very kindly gave me the pattern as a gift soon afterwards. I've been hunting for the perfect yarn, and a couple of weeks ago I found it.
I'm not normally one for following the colour chosen by the designer, but in this case I had to go for something similar.
Here's my progress shot.
As you can see, my choice is pretty similar. I'm using Shibui Sock yarn in the Peony colourway. It's slightly deeper in real life, a real deep peony pink. My wrap won't be quite as big as the original, as I couldn't get quite enough of the yarn, but I think it should be large enough to wrap around my neck/shoulders cosily. It should look gorgeous over the navy coat I'm planning on making once I get myself back into sewing mode again.
In the meantime, any advice on how to get my sewing mojo (sew-jo?) back?