I hope you don’t mind if I gush a little and post just a few pictures…but I’m just so pleased with how it turned out….
I blocked it the other night, and tonight I finally weaved in all the ends. And it is done.
I didn’t realize it took me two months to make this (no wonder I was getting bored!).
I am always just blown away by what blocking does to lace. I thought the shawl was nice unblocked – but seeing it blocked – wow. What an amazing pattern! I really did enjoy knitting this (for all my whining and complaining) and I think it would make a good shawl for a beginning lace knitter. And now that I’m done and see how nice it is – I want to make another one.
What can I say about the yarn? It is simply beautiful. I wish you could see this in person because the colors are actually a little deeper. And you can’t beat the yardage and price – I bought two skeins (each 880 yards) probably have 700 or so yards left of the second skein (totally unscientific guess – but I added in the second skeins around chart 3, so I didn’t use much). The yarn is so soft and it is just so pretty. I love Yarn Chef yarn, and would recommend it.
I am so glad to be done with this project, and I love it. I’m very tempted to start a new lace project – and I just might. I need train knitting – but I also think I need to finish at least one of the projects that has been hanging around in the basket. But those are a little big for the train…so maybe a nice silk shawl….what do you think?
Just in case you are tired of all the lace pictures, I thought I’d show you Nipper who has a drinking problem (and yes, I know – its terrible that I let her do this long enough so I could take a picture!). Just in case you are concerned – it is milk in the cup, not coffee or a drink.
Have a good rest of the week!