Almost simultaneously, at my house, my Fairy Mother appeared with a sparkly wand and magicked a large shawl's worth of gorgeous hand-dyed superwash straight into my hands!! With no solid plan, I figured I'd take some time to pick an appropriate pattern, start it in August, and finish in September. There's that red-and-gold shawl happening during June, remember, and the Evenstar, of course... just no time to knit a 571-yard shawl in June. Don't even think about June.
My version of Summer Flies [Rav] by Alla Postelnik; knit with two full skeins of String Theory Merino DK in colorway Garnet
The pattern is Donna Griffin’s no-longer-free! Summer Flies [Rav] Charts 1-6 with Alla Postelnik’s mods for the border. I further modified Alla's border by knitting rows 1-7 of border chart A, added a garter ridge-eyelet-garter ridge detail for the next three rows (total rows 10, down from 20; one butterfly repeat, down from 3) and extended border chart B for two additional lace rows (17 and 19) to use up all the yarn on my favorite part. :)
This shawl (Shawl #6 for the year!) is currently nominated for a June prize in the Harry Potter Knit & Crochet House Cup [Rav]... I'm trying to be cool about it, but I'm NOT cool and I AM terribly excited. :) Everything about this project makes me smile.