Aug 25, 2008

Hooray for Finishing

On Friday afternoon I finished knitting the shrug. Now it just needs a little finishing work.

With that out of the way this weekend was clear for the shawl. It was my constant companion everywhere I went. I think that by the time I bound off the last stitch my whole family heaved a sigh of relief because it was making me crazy.


It is blocking now and I couldn't be happier. It's pretty big - 26" by about 66" so I had to use 2 of the gym mats to block it. They work really well. The pins stay put and the mats are firm enough to move around without disturbing the lace. I suspect that by tonight I'll be able to take the pins out but you'll have to wait a bit for the modeled shots because I've got something specific in mind.

For now the picture above will have to suffice. Once the shawl was all blocked out I noted 3 errors which I believe are probably misplaced yarnovers. They're small errors and most people will probably never notice them. Two are visible above. They don't bother me at all. I am beyond thrilled with the results and I can't wait to show it off. Just thinking about it makes me fell happy all over again.


Carole Knits said...

Congrats on finishing!

Sarah said...

Beautiful! Congrats on getting it done!

Margene said...

Woohoo! It's a lovely accomplishment!

Julie said...

It's beautiful!

Sarah said...

Beautiful lace!

L's thoughts said...

Your shawl is really beautiful!