Sunday, June 8, 2008

A satisfying day

Here is the shawl I have been working on forever, or so it seems. It is knit from Indie ii, a blend of Silk and Cashmere. As you might imagine, it is super soft and très luxurious. I made the body from “Alpine Knit Scarf”, and the border from one of the “Large Rectangles.” Both designs are from Victorian Lace Today. When I purchased the yarn, I had planned to make the “Curved Shawl with Diamond Edging,” but after several tortuous repeats, I could not grasp the pattern, and hence it was not fun to knit.
This is the first big lace thing I have made, and I was quite excited to finally finish and block it. Now, I just need go to Value Village and find something to wear it with, and then to find somewhere to wear it to.
The yarn, by the way, is a Littleknits exclusive. They specialize in lace yarn, the prices are reasonable, and the service very good. Do I sound like an advert? I’m not really, but I do recommend it.

9 comments:

rebecca said...

Cute! How'd you block it?

joannamauselina said...

I wet it thoroughly, and then used my knitpick blocking wires, and pinned it to one of those cutting boards that we have.

rebecca said...

I thought it looked too big to fit on a cutting board....

joannamauselina said...

It just fit exactly.

Nancy said...

Just gorgeous! Wear it everywhere, with everything!

Knitman said...

this is elegant, excellent work.

Tribble said...

Such a beautiful shawl!

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SaRi said...

Very very very lovely. You have to wear it every day and make every day special. It is too beautiful to be hidden somewhere in a cupboard.