The Estuary scarf is finished and has been worn, yes it is more of a scarf than a shawl. I was in one of the smart dress shops in town the other day and as soon as I walked in the sales assistant told me how beautiful it was, I was very pleased and thanked her explaining I'd made it myself. The yarn is beautifully soft, it drapes well and the pattern was delightful to knit, plenty of interest but not too challenging. So this item won't be leaving the penthouse but I'd be very happy to knit it again with some other suitably gorgeous yarn.
I used just under 4 x 50 g balls of yarn, enough left overs to produce this little cowl which I am prepared to part with, its Spiral Cowl from Keri McKiernan. I didn't knit the picot edge just started and finished with 5 rows of garter and kept going until the ball and a half were finishedBack to socks for now, I've started Sunshine from the Cookie A book I borrowed from the library using West Yorkshire Spinners 4 ply in cinnamon stick.
And speaking of lovely socks, let me give a shout out to Josie Kitten and her latest pattern, I've already printed this to take out to Italy where I believe there is a decent stash awaiting my attention.