What do you do?
What do you do when you are working on two separate pairs of socks and one pair is supposed to be finished by the end of the month? What do you do when you are in the middle of a cardigan and the list of cardigans you want to knit (and even have yarn for) is a mile long? What do you do when you have oodles of tiny squares waiting to be sewn into a blanket?
You start another project of course! So that's what I did earlier this week. This is Fiori di Sole from Romi Hill. (That's a Rav link, but viewable even if you're not a member or signed in.) I went stash diving to find yarn for it (the laceweight stash isn't what it used to be around here) and found this yarn which I'd purchased ages ago (pre-Scheherazade). It's Jaggerspun Zephyr in Coral and it's a true coral - not quite pink, not quite peach, not easy to photograph. I thought this would be perfect for the flowers at the top and edging of this shawl and I loved that the middle of the shawl was Shetland Fern which was my first lace pattern ever, in Birch. This lace stitch pattern is easy to work and easy to read which will make the middle of the shawl a nice little change of pace between the beginning and edging. The top part is definitely not difficult, Romi's directions are clear and her charts are easy to read, but it's not autopilot knitting either.
Oh, and if you're wondering what happened to my In Dreams shawl, I frogged it (beads and all). The design is lovely (and has some similarities to Fiori di Sole in the leafy/petal areas), but the beads were feeling way too heavy to me. I will reknit it at some point without beads, or maybe only with beads in the edging.