2016 Finished Projects [number one]

Yesterday was not only my golden birthday, but also the day I finally finished my Ashburn Shawl! I keep saying it, but I keep meaning it: this might be the best birthday gift I've ever given myself!

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Pattern: Ashburn by Melanie Berg
Yarn: Neighborhood Fiber Co. Rustic Fingering in Penn North [yellow], Mrs Crosby Satchel in Creme Fraiche [cream], & Dragonfly Fibers Pixie in Blue Velvet [dark blue] 

I've been working on this shawl since September and have been slowly but surely making my way through the pattern. It truly is such a good pattern (Melanie's patterns always are), and I was able to memorize it quickly and knit while doing other things. But since I was only knitting it every so often due to other work, it was taking me fooooor. ehhhhh. ver!

But with the HUGE snowstorm that hit us here in New Jersey last weekend, it was finally my chance to get to work on this baby and finish her up! I finished all the knitting on Monday night, then all the finishing work yesterday afternoon. While not COMPLETELY finished (I still have to block this beaut), I am done with the actual work of the shawl and am calling this one DONE!

First finished project of 2016? CHECK!

I haven't had the chance to take some actually good photos of the shawl yet, so you'll have to deal with these selfies. Hope to have more soon!