I finished the Meadows Flowers Shawl last night. I still have to sew in a few ends and block it so when that is done there will be photos. I can't say I'm 100% thrilled with the result at this point but I know that blocking will improve the drape of the fabric. I had 1+ skeins left over from the 4 I purchased. I would just can't stand that feeling that you might run out of yarn while knitting a lace border. My new motto is "Beware Mohair". I fell in love with the colors of the yarn and I guess I'm not crazy about mohair. The word "hair" isn't in there for nothing. It has that furry scratchy feeling to it, even though this blend is 60% mohair and 40% wool.
Although Meadow Flowers is still hot off the needles I have already cast on the Ribbon Lace Scarf by Veronik Avery on knitty.com. While I should have been working in my office today i sat on my porch with skein and needles in hand and a cup of tea on the table. The skein of silk yarn I bought at my local yarn shop, Ewe-nique Yarns, didn't even make it into my stash. It went straight from yarn shop to needles in just a few days. The scarf pattern is so fun and the silk yarn is luscious to work with. I cast on 35 stitches instead of 53 because the yarn was rather expensive and I wanted to avoid purchasing an extra skein. I would rather have plenty of length and not as wide.
I practiced my pipes today while walking through the woods and admiring the wildflowers and new spring leaves. It doesn't get any better than that.