|September 12, 2007 @ 12:51 am|
I finished this shawl so long ago and have been super lazy about blocking. I haven’t ever blocked anything that needed pins before and I think that’s what was holding me up. I am slightly disappointed that it is so small, but what should I expect from only 1 skein, and I didn’t even use it all up as I was expecting to. But I am extremely pleased with the result, and I may have even pulled it too tight while blocking in my hopes to make it bigger.
It was a very enjoyable experience knitting a shawl, and I can see more in my future. I just gotta find people who would wear a shawl and then like them and then like them enough to knit for them! HA! I don’t know if I could take making something bigger than that though. 300+ sts was about all I could handle. Maybe if I wasn’t so goal oriented, it would work better for me.
Pattern: Swallowtail Shawl from Interweave Knits Fall 2006
Yarn: Sheepaints Marisilk in Berryshine
Needles: Knit Picks US6 options needles
Started: August 29, 2007
Completed: September 3, 2007
Comment by Elemmaciltur
Made on Wednesday, September 12th, 2007 @ 1:38 am
Mee, mee!!! Knit a shawl in MariSilk for Meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!
Lovely work, BTW. :-p
Comment by schrodinger
Made on Wednesday, September 12th, 2007 @ 4:03 am
I was disappointed with the size of my swallowtail shawl too – but I have to admit, it’s beautiful.
Comment by WiscJennyAnn
Made on Wednesday, September 12th, 2007 @ 4:14 am
I’ll jump on the “gee this is awfully small” bandwagon. Mine was sadly small too… So pretty! Congrats on finishing. Quite an accomplishment!
Comment by wendee
Made on Wednesday, September 12th, 2007 @ 4:53 am
Oooo! I bet this is even more lovely in person with the Marisilk and all. I was thinking of casting on for this, but too small, huh? I might stick with one of the Evelyn Clark Fibertrends patterns. Oh, hell, who am I kidding. With the attention span of an ant, a shawl is really not in my near future…
Comment by tini
Made on Wednesday, September 12th, 2007 @ 8:20 am
Even if it is a little on the small side of life :)
Comment by stacey
Made on Wednesday, September 12th, 2007 @ 3:53 pm
that is beautiful – I’ll throw my hat into the “ME ME!!!” ring! :)
Comment by Jennie
Made on Thursday, September 13th, 2007 @ 3:17 am
It’s gorgeous! I love the color. :)
Comment by alala
Made on Thursday, September 13th, 2007 @ 4:22 pm
WOW, is that beautiful! Okay, re-thinking the MIL’s Christmas gift now…
Comment by shadkitty
Made on Friday, September 14th, 2007 @ 6:29 pm
So. Pretty! You are such a fantastic knitter!! :)
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