I've Been a Busy Gal!
Last week, I told you about a new shawl I had in the works. I had knit a miniature version of it in order to get a good test of the stitch designs, transition, edging, etc. before diving into the real thing.
You may recall that I didn't share a photo of that miniature version, because I thought that would give away all of the surprise. Translate that to mean that I expected it take me a couple of months of slow progress to finish the piece and I imagined very little for me to blog about during that time. I figured if I kept the design under wraps there would be at least a little something new to show you as I progressed.
Well, it turned out that my concerns were unfounded. I cast on for the shawl last Friday and finished it off last night. It is blocking right now. Imagine that?! It's been a long time since a project has grabbed hold of me that way, where I can't seem to put it down.
Here it is, looking a bit odd with three different colored towels beneath it:
A close up of the smaller stitch motif:
And another of the larger stitch motif, which also shows how the two transition:
And of course the edging, simple but pretty I think:
And one more shot together again just for fun:
I'm really pleased with how this turned out and I certainly enjoyed knitting it! It will be a couple of weeks before the pattern is tested and finalized. In the meantime, it needs a name. Any thoughts? I don't think my nickname for it would work well. Who wants a shawl called "Carpal Tunnel"?
Everyone have a glorious long weekend!