I finished my snowflake dish cloth late last week.
No sooner did it come off my needles than I cast on for a Cicely shawl using the Malabrigo silky merino in the colorway Tatami that I bought in October while shop hopping. I love the golden color of this yarn. The color and shine are the two reasons I bought it, as it is DK weight and I have never used DK yarn before. When I bought it I had no idea what I was going to make with it, I just knew it was going to be something to keep for myself.
And then I thumbed though the Fall 2015 issue of Taproot Magazine, and there it was: a Cicely shawl! A perfect match for my golden yarn (I hoped anyway, as I wasn't sure it was going to swatch out exactly right). Once I got around to casting on and making the gauge swatch, I was happy to see that it does, for me, swatch out perfectly even though I'm using DK and the pattern calls for sport weight (another yarn I have yet to use).
I am making the child size, intending to use it as a shawlette for myself since I don't really need a full-sized shawl right now. However, as I'm working the lace edging and it keeps getting longer and longer and longer, I'm wondering if perhaps I might actually be able to wear it as a shawl. I've gotten just 22 of 32 pattern repeats of edging (12 rows per repeat) done so far, and the thing is all ready over three feet long!