For the last four years, Romi Hill has released pattern subscriptions, made up of seven pattern and some bonuses, released as she finishes them over the year. The first two years I participated. I knit a few of the shawls and loved the patterns. Even those I didn't knit were a ton of fun to dream about.. Last year I took a break from them, as I've got loads of patterns for shawls. But she has a very active group on Ravelry and I always check in with them to find out what's going on. And what's going on in the fourth collection of shawls - called Friends. I still wasn't going to subscribe, but then I found out the first shawl is actually a ten ply cowl. I've been wanting an awesome cowl, and this one is beautiful. So I'm playing along. I'm not committing to making all the shawls, but I do notice that I don't have any shawls at all in my queue, so clearly I need these patterns!
I don't have any suitable yarn in the stash, so I'm going to try to buy some on my upcoming holiday to New Zealand.