Cold Feet

I started my Stephen West Daybreak shawl, but I got cold feet when it came time to join the second color.

Stephen and Steven shawl yarn

As much as I’d like to be bright and cheerful, the yellows and peaches of the Manos del Uruguay Alegria yarn made me squirm. To be truthful, I didn’t even knit a swatch. I looked at it for a couple of days and just couldn’t make my peace with it (which is probably why it’s been in my stash all this time).

Instead, I pulled a suitably dark yarn out of my stash–Malabrigo Sock (100% superwash merino) in #863 Zarzamora (whatever that is).

Steven shawl beg of stripes

I know, I know, it’s a little dark and drab, but it’s smack-dab in the middle of my comfort zone.