Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Andrea's Shawl.. Finished!!

 Well it's about time!!....Yes it's finally finished. For some reason it took me almost a week to bind this off. I don't think that was a reasonable amount of time and it normally shouldn't take that long. I was just lagging. Anyway it's finished now. I'm undecided about the outcome of this shawl. It is one of my favorite shawl patterns but there was a color in the yarn that never showed up in the shawl and that was the reason I purchased the yarn in the first place. I weighed the yarn and I actually have enough yarn left over to make another shawl but that will be sometime in the future. The other issue I had was that the Noro Taiyo yarn was beautiful to work with and soft and the contrasting yarn felt soft and spongy in the ball but after being knitted up, washed, blocked and dried it now has a bit of a prickle. So I am definitely going to knit another shawl with a better contrasting yarn. That leaves me to decide what to do with this shawl.. someone is going to be getting a pretty shawl for Christmas!
 Of course, finishing one project means starting another. I decided on the Diamond Rib Lace Shrug pattern (pdf) because I need a very light cover up to wear over tank tops at work. Recently I purchase a lot of pretty sleeveless shirts but we can't wear sleeveless at work and being Florida (hot and humid) I need a really light weight shrug . This shrug seems pretty lacy and light enough to wear down here. The yarn I'm using is a vintage cone yarn with loads of yardage that is a blend of alpaca/wool/acrylic. So far I'm really liking this.

Music to knit by.....


Delusional Knitter said...

Beautiful shawl, it will make someone a very nice gift.

adrienne *+*(^_^) +*+ said...

Thank you. Not sure who to give it to yet (^_^)