Whoa! A rare finished knit!
This is the Everly pattern by Quince & Co. knit in their Finch yarn [color: iceland].
Ok so, first of all, I didn't really know what to call this, because it's kind of like halfway between a scarf and a shawl. Scawl? Sharf? Those are both terrible words.
Second of all, THIS THING TOOK ME FOREVER.
I bought the pattern and yarn spontaneously while on vacation. I also had to buy needles even though I already had the same size at home, which should have been a sign to STOP IT RIGHT THERE. But no, I whipped out my wallet and a sharf was begun.
This was last August.
One of the reasons it took a year [besides long periods where I ignored its existence] is because it is soooo long. Look at this wing span!
Everything was from a most adorable yarn store in Portland, Maine called KnitWits. And [I actually didn't know this until I just now googled for their link] they are the original flagship store for Quince & Co., which is spun and dyed 20 minutes south of Portland. Quince & Co.'s yarn and patterns are all beautiful, and ok now I want to drop everything and go back to Portland.
I am by no means an expert knitter, and this was the most complicated thing I'd attempted. The lacework pattern was not too difficult, and it went great at first. See how pretty?
Then somewhere in the middle all hell broke loose, I lost control of my yarn overs and things got pretty out of whack. Suddenly my yarn over holes were lined up with each other instead of staggered.
But by the end of the lace section things sorted themselves out somehow. Phew. I realize that no one will notice unless they're a knitter, or completely insane, and I am totally happy and fine with it. You live, you practice, you learn! [Also, there's no way I'm redoing this!]
Now I've started a sweater, so check back in a year and maybe [maybe] it'll be finished!