Last year could be justifiably decribed as The Year Of The Shawl
I finished 11 of them completely from start to finish [ plus the Neverending Baby Shawl that had been on the go since 2006 and finally finished Feb 2010 ]
... and it's not like I kept them all for my own wardrobe ... several of them ended up as presents for my nearest and dearest, so it's fair to say that I haven't quite made all the shawls that I hope to just yet.
Around Easter 2010, I finished a shawlette version of Kiri and have always intended to make another larger one.
and it needed to be red
and preferably finished before The Australian Wool & Sheep Show at Bendigo in a couple of weeks
so that's what I've been doing over the last couple of weeks - when I haven't been reading
MissC made it her job to ensure that the shawl-in-gestation was thoroughly CATscanned
Anyway, this is what it looked like before blocking ... kinda wafflish and fluted
but what a difference a warm bath makes
here 't'is on the blocking wires
hardly looks like the same project, does it ?
Kiri [ rav link ] & if you aren't on ravelry, you can find a free PDF on All Tangled Up
KPs 5mm & 6mm for the cast-off
Socky Goodness by Mayhem & Chaos[ aka Tara ], and a small amount of leftover Aarlan Arwetta dyed brown to finish out the border when I ran short ... because heaven forbid that I should pull out several thousand stitches to go back one full repeat, and then redo the whole border. Serendipity. I like the subtle dark edge.
anyone else got something on the needles for Spendigo?