Friday, July 16, 2010

Aeolian, before blocking!

I thought it would never happen, but the time has arrived.... The knitting is done for the long-awaited Aeolian shawl!
Cat for scale.... Or because you just can't stop a cat that wants to be somewhere, I won't say which. Actually, the only thing I don't totally LOVE about this finished object is the size. I knitted the largest size with the needles called for. I usually have to go down in needle size to adjust for gauge. And yet this is FAR from being the huge, drapey, elegant thing from the pattern. It is little. Shawlette sized.
Next comes the blocking. Cross your fingers for a physics-defying doubling in size.


Where the nodding violets grow said...

I hope it grows in blocking. It is beautiful. Such a great colour. How fortuitous that the cat wandered in at just the right time. What a star.

Laurie said...

I just finished a shawl that I think is too small, too. I hope we both get lots of growth when we block!

Aeolian is in my massive queue. Yours looks wonderful!