This morning, I cast on for Colonnade. I have changed the yarn used. I am using Ultra Alpaca (Fine) from Berroco. (Now that I think of it, I may have said it was from Bernat in the past. My mistake) It's an absolutely lovely dark blue, appropriated called Blueberry. It's not just blue, though. When you look closely, there is definitely some emerald green, burgundy and plum. I love this yarn, even though I had to wind it into a ball by hand. All 433 yards of it. I am planning on following the pattern to the letter, but making the shawl larger.
I did find that I messed up somehow at the beginning so I had to frog it completely. But, I have the pattern for the first section memorized, so that's definitely a plus.
I should really get to knitting. I am hoping to have this done or almost done for Iceland.
(In the photo, I am reading a silly post from SpillyJane)