I really wanted something new and non-mindless to cast on for, given that I planned to watch some football yesterday. I had a skein of yarn that I really wanted to use for a shawl/scarf, and the shawl I wanted to do (Gravity) required more yarn (much) than the skein I had. So do you find yarn for the pattern, or a pattern for the yarn? Well, I found both---the pattern for the yarn wasn't non-mindless (initially) enough, so I cast on for Gravity.
The pattern calls for thicker, dk yarn, but I have enough Wollmeise that I can make the shawl bigger and it should work out just fine. Yes, I had Wollmeise in the stash---and even better ALREADY WOUND UP WOLLMEISE and it looked good so Gravity is a go!
In the lower picture, you can see three different 'patterns' in the variegated stripes--the top one ois a broken rib, then a moss stitch, then a slanty cable pattern which is really hard to see.
I like this. It is fun.
Other than that, it was a rainy weekend that we mostly stayed in for. We watching "Loving Vincent" Saturday night which was amazing--it is animated all in the style of Van Gogh, trying to 'solve' the mystery of Van Gogh's last days. I finished "La Belle Sauvage" and was reminded how British 'kids' books can be so, so much darker than US kids books (dismemberment! fairies suckling infants! animal(ok daemon) abuse!) I was kind of glad when it was over.