Why did I wait so long? I know why. It was all those commercials, back in the day, with Lauren Graham talking a mile a minute. So, I gave it a try and once I got used to the speed of the script delivery, I started to love the show. She's a talky mom with a talky daughter. Hey, I'm a talky mom with a talky daughter. Her daughter ends up in college. Hold on to your seat, but my daughter has ended up in college too. They both have lots of inside jokes and thrive on entertaining each other with odd or inappropriate comments. Again, that's us. Okay, that's where the similarities end, but it is a good show for knitting along with. Yes, it's an estrogen fest, but my husband stays awake during it. Actually, I'm pretty sure he likes it. Maybe it's his version of junk food tv.
So, it was like fate when Shannon picked it as a theme for her Very Shannon spring KAL. I wanted to knit Laylow, which looks right for this KAL, the yarn was burning a hole in the stash, and I was marathoning Gilmore Girls. See, fate. I was already screen shotting sweaters and scarves I liked while watching, so now I have an excuse to reproduce at least one of them.
So, the photo above is my first knit for the KAL, Shannon's Laylow shawl from Seasonless. Will I ever catch up with all of her and Jane Richmond's lovely patterns? At least I'm finally getting to make this and can use some Gynx Yarn Single Merino in Caramel and Berries, with Gynx's Glitz sock in Goth Girl as the border color. Tell me these are not the most beautiful skeins ever.
Being sick at my stomach was a bummer today, but as a silver lining, I did accomplish a lot on this shawl. So much so, that I've already started planning my next Gilmore Girls knit:
a Rory Needs a Break Scarf
I'm sure I'll have to add leftovers to these Unicorn Tails, to get a good scarf length, which is great because most of my interesting, indie- dyed leftovers are fingering weight.
Come, join the Gilmore Girls KAL. Shannon released a new shawl pattern inspired by Lorelai, aptly named Lorelai, and Nice and Knit has custom color kits just for this pattern. You know you want to.