Romi Hill is a designer and to me, she is to shawls what Cookie A is to socks. Which is to say, I want to knit everything she designs. In this case she has a series of shawls, called 7 small shawls to knit. There are two books worth of these, and the recently finished Taygete is from the first one.
I want to knit every single one of these patterns. And really, I'd like to make them all out of handspun.
I became aware of Romi not through her design work but because of her shawl pins, which are beautiful and also ideal for keeping cardigans closed. On her blog she had a picture of an orifice hook she made. Since I've switched to the e-orifice on my Majacraft Rose a hook is useful. Not necessary, but useful. I was spinning low twist singles which were breaking a bit. Romi doens't actually sell the hooks in her shop, but when I messaged her, she made me one
And it's so pretty.
And finally my current project is Romi Hill's Bitterroot, from Knitty. It's my first beaded shawl and I'm very excited about the yarn, which I carded and spun, and the beads, which are so pretty and match perfectly.