My birthday seemed like a fitting day to start on Susan Pandorf’s Evenstar shawl. I purchased the yarn for it (Anzula Cloud’s Dusty Rose) back in the fall of 2011. I’ve been sitting on it, feeling like I should be working through more my scrap yarn before tackling this pattern, but I’m pretty much done waiting. I do have little bit of Berroco Ultra Alpaca to work through before I can start the shawl proper, but that should be set soon.
I don’t normally swatch shawls, but she recommended it in this case because there are three variant ways to do the Evenstar stitch, and there are three convenient repeats of that stitch in the swatch. I am glad I did it, as I did like one of the variants better.