Friday, August 29, 2008

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!


Anonymous said...

It's beautiful. I can't wait to see the pattern. The last motif before that wonderful edging reminds me of wings - Graceful Wings.

Meg said...

I was thinking the same thing .. a dove's wings. I can hardly wait for the pattern to be available as I have the perfect yarn for it and have been searching for months for something like this. It will be my first big yarn project so I wanted it to be something that would inspire me and I think this is it. Well done you!

Lynne E. said...

It looks like "Butterflies" to me!

Anonymous said...

I think carpal tunnel is a good discription. That's how I feel after every shawl I finish. How about flying goose feathers :)


anne said...

oooh! that is SO pretty! (i'm catching up on blog reading from way back!)
wow, and it sounds like you got bit by the shawl bug!