I won a beautiful skein of Duck Duck Wool Spellbreaker in the Project: Stash Por Moi Knitalong recently and have been faving all sorts of accessories on Ravelry as I consider how I should use it.
It's 464 yards of deep semi-solid red, a very rich shade. I have wanted to make Rose Tyler's Mitts for a while, but I'm not sure I should subject this beautiful yarn to the abuse I would give to a pair of mitts.
I considered stockings, but, again, I don't want to put my beautiful skein thru the wear and tear of being socks. This leaves me looking for something delicate and less abused, like a shawl. I know it would make a lovely shawl, and one pro to that is the fact that I have never knitted a shawl. The con would be the fact that I have also never worn a shawl (I'm in Texas.) Lately, I have been admiring them on Ravelry and I hear Project: Stash may start a Shawl KAL soon, so...
I'm leaning toward either Aestlight , The Lonely Tree, Corvus or a Ysolda pattern- maybe Ishbel.
This will be my first ever shawl, so any input will be much appreciated. Help me choose!!