It's definitely my favorite so far. First, the colors are amazing. The yarn choice for this installment was Skein Top Draw Sock. The blend is 85% merino, 15% nylon and, while this is a very common fiber blend for sock yarn, it is some of the softest yarn I've ever worked with. It is a little splitty and loosely spun for sock knitting but for a shawl it was perfect.
I love how long and shallow the shape of this shawl is. It's really more like a scarf that gets a little wide in the middle. It's over seven feet long. The middle pannel is done with intarsia and the stripes are done with short rows so it's a very fun project technique-wise. The blok of garter stitch in the middle was pretty boring, but once you finish it you are rewarded with more short-row fun.
The package for the final installment of the shawl club arrived in the mail on Monday and it's already cast on. It should be fun, but I can already tell that it won't be knocking Vulpix out of the special place in my heart. More on that later.