Is it a plane?
Is it a twister?
It's a shawl!
Well, I did know it was going to be a shawl when I started knitting it, but that was all. In fact, this was my latest "mystery project". On Ravelry, that amazing knitters' & crocheters' website, there are constantly mystery knit-alongs and crochet-alongs you can participate in. This means you're told how much yarn you'll need, what the gauge should be, and (most of the time but not always) what sort of a project you'll be working on (shawl, socks size 38, mittens, jumper size grandpa...) This time I knew I would end up with an asymmetrical shawl in two colors, no lace, but other than that, no details, No pictures, no hints, just row-by-row instructions.
And so you knit along. Every week or two weeks, depending on the project, you get a new piece of information, and little by little, the project is put together.
This patterns was a lot of fun to knit (I loved the blues in my variegated yarn, and I loved the traveling stitches), but unfortunately it's a bit small for me in the end. I mean, it's not SMALL, it is actually big, but it's just not as huge as I like to wear my shawls.
Oh well, it was fun! Now I must find this shawl a new home, though...