18 June 2009

completed project

Here, as promised, are pictures of my beautiful shawl. I blocked it last night on the living room rug (I vacuumed and put down a clean sheet first). So there is it, being blocked. Next time I do a lace shawl, I should get some proper pins for it. I used pins meant for sewing and quilting. They worked, but better pins should help the process next time.

After blocking.
I love the way the colours look. There's the darker smudges from the purple, and the bits of green and the grey-lavender. The colourway is called 'Luz de Luna,' which suits it. I originally chose the yarn because the shawl is named Shipwreck and the colours reminded me of the ocean. I used the Misti Alpaca Handpaint Sock Yarn, and it was a joy to work with and it's really soft and warm. I have almost a skein left, so I'll be putting it to its intended use and knitting my first pair of socks. After I do that, I can start on my father-in-law's Christmas present. I just picked up a skein of sock yarn in suitable masculine colours. It's tempting to knit him something in lime green, but I honestly don't know whether he'd like it or not.

This is really exciting. Three projects finished within a week. I have a vest/tank top that is about half-way finished. I worked on it yesterday on the bus, but my left hand is aching today from all the knitting in a confined space, so I'm taking a bit of a break for a day or so. I need that hand.

1 comment:

  1. That is going to make some fantastic socks too!


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