Friday, April 27, 2007

Big Blue Blob

Finally! It's finished! The Peacock Feathers Shawl. I am hoping to block it tonight and get it ready to send to Grandma Doris for Mother's Day. At the moment it is still a big blue blob! Yesterday it was in the 80s so as I was finishing it, I was very WARM! I made some mistakes in this which were found too late and had to be "fudged" however they are things you have to search for to find. So, overall I am happy with it. It does not have the light airy feel that the original pattern calls for using Zephyr silk/wool because I used Knit Picks Shadow which is a Merino laceweight and I doubled it in order to make a larger shawl. I did go up a couple needle sizes and feel the needle size was approprite, but still having it doubled gives it a different feel. I can't wait to see how it blocks out. More pictures and specifics to follow. Now today's task is to find the new blocking wires I got and wash them so that I can use them tonight. This may be the biggest chore of the day since there are still boxes piled around from the remodeling project, since we have all been sick since then. (And they are on the list for this weekend when it might hit 90*, Yuck!)


Holly said...

Wow I cannot wait to see it blocked!

Carissa said...

Like Holly, I can't wait to see it blocked. It is amazing what a few pins and some stretching can do to lace!