You may not know this, but I still knit. I do. It's slow going at times, and I've found that attempting anything fancy - cables, lace, counting in general - is just not do-able right now. So I've been cranking out the garter stitch, both flat and in the round.
Color Affection is one of the latest projects to take knitters by storm. It's a wonderful way to use your sock yarn stash without actually making socks, and the construction is simultaneously simple and smart, which makes for hours of entertainment.
I used Arucana Ranco Multi in an orange-ish pink, Colinette Jitterbug in Cinnabar, and Yarn Chef in Eggplant. I used a little more than half a skein of each, but I don't have enough left over to use them for another Color Affection. I do have enough, however, to make some matching socks. If I wanted to. And I'm not sure I do.
This shawl is constructed using short rows. You start at the top middle and make a semi-circle. Once you add in the third color, you start short-rowing, which creates the long, graceful curve to the left. It's great for staying on shoulders, I think, and long enough that it actually covers them.
I don't know if I'll actually keep this one. I love it, but I have very little occasion to wear shawls or scarves. Also, I'd like to make at least one more, maybe in blues...or green...