Monday, August 2, 2010

Honeymoon Shawl

With all the Fiber Christmas posting, I didn't get a chance to mention that I finished my Honeymoon Shawl thursday evening. And Shelley, those blocking wires helped immensely when it came to stretching that sucker out. Not to mention how awesome the blocking mats are. :-)The pattern is the Anne Lacy Shawl pattern from Shaffer yarns. I had it from the Pattern-a-day calendar. I was looking for something I could easily memorize so I could stare at the ocean in paradise not have my nose in the pattern the whole time. I used one skein of Bridgette's hand dyed sock yarn, which doesn't contain as much yardage as the pattern calls for, and I used it to the last little drop, but the shawl reaches from fingertip to fingertip on me. I'm sure its helpful that I am short and don't have a gigantic wingspan.
I'm considering entering it in the fair. We shall see. I know others have knit far more complicated shawls this year. I just have to decide if I am willing to part with it for that long. I guess I should start looking into when entries are due and when we get them back and all that nonsense.

I'm very excited to get to wear this shawl. Unfortunately, its been 100+ degrees everyday with ridiculous heat indexes. Ug. Normally I love the summer and I don't even mind august most of the time, but this is ridiculous. Perhaps I will take the shawl to my office to ward off the chill from the overworked air conditioners. I forgot to take a picture of it draped over the spinning wheel at Fiber Christmas, so I'll just have to get a shot of me wearing it sometime.

1 comment:

shelley said...

looks beauteous! Glad you used the wires. Not sure I'd know how!