Wednesday, August 18, 2010

done at last ....

i started this shawl back in june. i wanted it "big", so i kept knitting. i kept knitting to the point that i ran out of yarn (only 5 rows short of my bind off). some knitters would rip out a row and bind off, or use a different yarn. instead, i just ordered another ball and luckily got the same dyelot.

i finished knitting my sweater the other day, and started seaming it, so for "mindless knitting" i picked my shawl up again and finished it as well. she blocked overnight, and i unpinned this morning and wore her to work.

this is the rose ribbons shawl from evelyn clark's book _knitting lace triangles_. i used knitpicks palette yarn. it's HUGE! well ... bigger than most of my triangular shawls ... it has a 72" wingspan and a 36" drop. it covers me well.

the color looks almost dayglow under 'office' lights, but is much easier on the eyes in natural light. regardless, it's a wonderful shade for summer. yes. wool in the summer.


turtlegirl76 said...

Oooh pretty. How many balls did you end up using?

Rainy Daisy said...

The pattern is beautiful! I love how light lace is - makes wool in the summer seem much more reasonable :)