On the needles: Hawthorne by Susanna IC January 4, 2012 – Posted in: On the Needles

There were other projects in my queue but I couldn’t resist. Forget sugar plums, as soon as our order of Superwash Worsted from SweetGeorgia rolled into the store just before the holidays, visions of Susanna IC’s Hawthorne shawl in a gorgeous shade of orange danced in my head.

As those who know me can attest, my colour preferences lean heavily towards the “neutral” camp.  That said, there’s really no accounting for the fact that I am completely smitten by SweetGeorgia’s “Pumpkin” colourway. I can only attribute this attraction to an unconscious influence by the powers-that-be over at Pantone who have declared orange to be the 2012 Colour of the Year (Tangerine Tango to be exact).  I am not especially susceptible to trends but if I’m riding a “what’s hot” wave for the moment, I’ll live with it – knitting with this hue makes me feel happy and unabashedly optimistic for the year ahead.  I’m thrilled with the way this yarn is working with the Hawthorne pattern and suspect the finished shawl may be a stunner.  Stay tuned for final photos next week!

– Melissa