Monday, September 14, 2009

I Survived Shawl





My Forest Canopy has been done for over a week. I had a slow Sunday yesterday so I took the time to finally block it. For some reason, blocking this project was exciting for me. I positioned my fan in front of it so it would dry quickly.









I am pleased with this project. It's a small shawl but that's okay. I'd like to make another one for my mom but using twice the yardage. This one takes around the same yardage as the Ishbel. The smaller Ishbel is 330 yards while this one calls for 325.









I couldn't see myself in a brown shawl at first and considered giving it away but I'm keeping this baby.







Ongoing...






I completed the body of my 'Yoke Pullover' early last week. I really like the way the Fisherman's Wool knits up. With the brown no longer being in skein form, I can see the possibility of an attractive sweater on the horizon. I've regained respect for the brown. I will begin the sleeves later this week and once those are done the excitement begins. I have not figured out which colors will go where for the yoke. I'm still thinking that through.






So, if all goes as planned, later next week I should be done with both sleeves and happily working on the fair isle portion.


That's the plan anyway.

16 comments:

Sheila said...

The shawl came out so pretty.

Gale said...

Congratulations on finishing your first shawl. Blocking is the most exciting part of the whole deal - it's the first time you get to see what you've really made.

I'm so glad you gave the brown a shot.

Gale said...

By the way - i forgot to tell you the shawl is beautiful.

Camille said...

Pretty, pretty. Not only did you survive your first lace shawl, it was done with speed.

McVal said...

That's beautiful! Make one to give away won't you?? then fix the contest so I win?!

hakucho said...

Your shawl is stunning...I can see why you are keeping it!!

Carlene said...

A brown shawl! It's gorgeous~if I were going to make a shawl (someday...) I think I want brown.

Ice Princess said...

Well done you!! It looks fabulous!

gold said...

Just Beautiful!! :)

Judy said...

Oooh, love it! You should keep it....

Amybel said...

I agree...the brown is beautiful. A very nice shawl!

Lina said...

oooh, how pretty! Love the shawl.

-Lina
http://photoknitdog.wordpress.com

Knitnut,Karen said...

Gosh, the shawl is fabulous! I've never made one, but if I could get it to turn out as good as what you made, I'd give it a try!

Lupie said...

The shawl is amazing. I wish I could do lace.
Can't wait to see the fair isle part of the sweater.

McVal said...

I've tagged you with an award on my blog!

twinsetjan said...

Beautiful shawl! It's inspired me to get busy on the one that got set aside while moving this summer. If I were you, I'd certainly keep it too!