HP Scarf is finished and happy! FO entry and sidebar updates, etc. later this week for sure. I just haven’t had a solitary few minutes to shoot. (And Jacob, though cute, just isn’t a tall enough model!)

My gram’s cardigan is also well on its way. I chose the Fir Cone Lace Cardigan from Vermont Fiber Designs, and got gauge with the Silky Wool instead of the Cotton Fleece. It’s looking lovely so far. I love the fabric, the color (a vibrant deep blue) is perfect, it’s a neat construction. I tried to take a picture of the swatch for you, but again had too much help.

The cardigan itself pretty much just looks like an enormous ruffle at this point. It’s knit in one looooooooong piece until the armholes, which are then divided. Despite the small gauge, I’m managing to make good time on it.

So why the title of this post? I wrote down a list of all of the holiday knits I’d like to do, and realized I’d have to knit and finish one adult sweater every week. HAH. I may be staying at home, but His Highness sure doesn’t let me get that kind of knitting time! So I suppose it’s time to think about birthdays and what presents I want to knit the most.

Here’s a question for you, regarding that: A very special lady in my life needs a lace shawl. I have some gorgeous Schaeffer handpainted laceweight that I’d love to use, but it’s in a fairly bold colorway. What lace shawl patterns work best with a high-contrast variegated yarn?