Thursday, October 28, 2010

Belated shawl FO

I finished this one on the 14th, IMMEDIATELY blocked it, wore it the next day....


Then totally neglected to take any pictures or put it online for the next two weeks.... This is shawl number 9 in the 10 Shawls in 2010 Challenge!! I am going to make it!! It is Saroyan, and I totally love it. I made it in Cascade 22o. The color here is slightly darker and less green than it should be. Love the actual color! Love making a shawl in five days out of worsted weight yarn! Love the relaxed, casual look of the finished object. Love, love, love!


The only thing that I did change was that I seamed the width of the ends to themselves so that it made a point rather than a wide, blunt end. You started with about three inches of width to the ends, and I didn't like that. It seemed awkward and sawed-off to me, so I did something about it. It made the ends rather more 3D than I would have chosen, but for me, it was a more elegant solution....

Overall, total love and TOTALLY will make this one again! I am considering one for Meredith for Christmas. It is a modular pattern, so easily customized. My vision for the Meredith version is knitting it longer in a finer weight yarn, to be worn looped around the neck with long, trailing ends.

As for the challenge, shawl number one is blocking! I made it in January and also failed to blog about or post on Ravelry. Citron will be ready to go for a post this weekend!

4 comments:

Laurie said...

Very nice - I especially like the color.

~RaenWa~ said...

I like the color it came out great.

Kara said...

So great! You are doing so amazing on the shawl challenge. Amazing job.

simple sitter said...

Assuming I get the yarn I asked for for Xmas, I am going to make a scarf for myself (there's a novel idea). I am still trying to decide between this one and "Just Enough Ruffles," also on Ravelry. I think I'm still leaning towards the Ruffles, though this is really gorgeous, too.

My word is "barper," which is awfully close to Harper, which reminds me... did you see the picture on Facebook from her birthday party where I misspelled her name on the sign? That might have been my to-date low point as a Mom. Who misspells their child's name? Oh yeah - the chronically sleep deprived. Anyway, should I ever start blogging again, I will probably write about it. The really funny thing was that I didn't even notice that it was misspelled until somebody else at the party took me aside and pointed it out to me. Funny in hindsight, though, and a much better story than if I had done it right, but still. Ouch.