FO: Design-Seeds Daybreak

My Daybreak shawl is finally finished! Stephen West wrote an amazing pattern, and I want to knit ten more.
In case you missed my earlier posts about this project, the colors were inspired by a color palette, Autumn Chirp. Overall, I'm in love with the results!

Now that Daybreak is off the needles, I can totally focus on knitting the Echo Flowers shawl, {for the KAL I'm doing with @StitchMistress} using the gorgeous Frank Ocre Malabrigo Lace I purchased at Brooklyn General.

I'll be totally honest here, it got off to a rocky start. First, with the needles.  On my first attempt, I cast on using acrylic needles. BAD idea. Acrylic + Malabrigo = Sticky! Next, wood. A little smoother, but could be better. Then I took @StitchMistress' advice and tried metal... success! But now my gauge was too loose. 3 more attempts later, I finally got the gist of the stitches. But once I did, it's been smooth sailing!

In other news, I'm having oodles of fun running I don't know what the future holds for it, but I really enjoy sharing with you, the things I like, my ideas and getting to interview amazing knitters. I have some more lined up and can't wait to get to them! I also want to thank everyone who has left positive comments, letting me know how much they are enjoying the blog. Although not always possible, my goal is to update KnitNook at least once a day... Positive feedback, however, definitely keeps me motivated!

Happy Knitting,
Kristin :)